Evolve Sculpture Installed at Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop’s final piece of artwork, Evolve, has now been installed, representing the transformation of the site from derelict land to a vibrant community woodland. 

Created by artist in residence, Rob Mulholland, the six metre stainless steel sculpture is designed to emulate the feelings portrayed by local community groups during previous consultations with the artist.  The local community expressed a desire for the final sculpture to depict the regeneration of the area and a sense of looking to the future.     

Rob said: “When I spoke to people from the area it became apparent that they wanted a sculpture which would convey the feeling of change and development in the area, but also represent a bright future, which I think Evolve delivers.”

Built from a special type of stainless steel, often used on ships handrails, the shape and colour of Evolve is designed to reflect the significance of the Clyde.  

Rob continues: “The Clyde will always have a huge impact on development of Glasgow as it provides so much of its history.  The natural curve of the Clyde plays an integral role into the layout and design of Cuningar Loop and I thought it was only right for it to be represented in this piece.”  

Visitors using the Downiebrae entrance to Cuningar Loop will now walk under the sculpture every time they visit the park. 

Joneen Clarke, Project Manager at Cuningar Loop, Forest Enterprise Scotland said: “It’s amazing to see the final sculpture on site and in its rightful place.  Rob has worked tremendously hard with the local community to create this final piece of artwork and it really gives Cuningar Loop a statement entrance for visitors to enjoy.   

“Since the park opened we’ve received excellent feedback from the community and the surrounding area, we’ve also attracted visitors from all over Scotland which is great to see.  Cuningar Loop is a true Commonwealth Games legacy.”

Sited across the river from The Village residential development (previously the Athletes village), Cuningar Loop can be accessed from Downiebrae Road by Dalmarnock Bridge and Rutherglen, Dalmarnock and Farme Cross.

Cuningar Loop is also one of the ‘sustainable’ Legacy 2014 programmes that provide lasting and positive legacy from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. 

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.