•  WAVEparticle and Urban Union win prestigious Arts & Business Placemaking Award, February 2016

WAVEparticle and Urban Union have been awarded the Placemaking Award from Arts & Business Scotland on Wednesday 3rd February 2016, in recognition of the significant contribution the implementation of an innovative art strategy has made to the area of Laurieston in Glasgow.

The Placemaking category, sponsored by VisitScotland, was presented at a ceremony in Edinburgh on Wednesday 3rd February to Peter McCaughey, Lead Artist and Director of WAVEparticle and Grahame Rennie, Technical Manager of Urban Union.

A&BS Chief Executive, David Watt said: “This year’s winners showcase the very best of what can be achieved through partnership working across the length and breadth of the country and we are immensely proud to recognise such tremendous achievements.”

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP added: "Arts and business have so much to give each other and when the two sectors collaborate they can have an enormous impact, as this year's winners show."

Peter McCaughey, Lead Artist and Director of WAVEparticle said, "Thanks is due to everyone involved in the Laurieston Art Strategy for making this award possible. If ever an award was owned by a whole network of individuals and organisations, this is it, all the partners and all the participants - NGHA, Urban Union, Network Rail, Glasgow City Council, GDD DRS, NHS GG+C, Stalled Spaces, Citizen's Theatre, The Barn, GAP and the local community, schools, organisations, individuals and artists. Art & Living : Laurieston is an ambitious and innovative art strategy which will see the revitalisation over the next 5 to 10 years, engaging and involving the local community in shaping the place they live in."

Quotes are taken from the following article: http://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/news/2016/02/04/outstanding-collaborations-between-business-and-arts-celebrated-in-edinburgh/ 

  •  10th December 2015: WAVEparticle wins SURF Award

WAVEparticle wins a prestigious SURF award in the category CREATIVE REGENERATION for Laurieston's 'Open Spaces'.

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice & Communities Alex Neil revealed the winners of the 2015 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow yesterday evening.

After assessing 54 SURF Awards applications and visiting 16 shortlisted projects, the independent judging panel selected six category winners: 

  • Scotland's Most Improved Large Town: Kilmarnock
  • Scotland's Most Improved Small/Medium Town: Barrhead
  • Large Scale Infrastructure: Ullapool Harbour Enhancement
  • Employability: Wheatley Pledge
  • Creative Regeneration: Laurieston's 'Open Spaces'
  • Community Led Regeneration: Helmsdale Affordable Housing Initiative

SURF Chair Pippa Coutts congratulated all the winners for their success in aligning place-based improvements with meaningful social & economic impacts

A special SURF Awards publication with in-depth information on all winning and shortlisted projects is now available on the SURF website.