3D ‘Wee Wigtown’ to go on display

Anupa Gardner
Anupa Gardner

A three dimensional portrayal of Wigtown’s buildings, landscape and people is being created for the town’s upcoming book festival.

The colourful project, called Wee Wigtown, is being carried out by Anupa Gardner, who has been awarded the Spring Fling Wigtown Book Festival Residency 2014/15.

The “town-within-a-town” will consist of 11 large panels, up to 2.5m wide, which festivalgoers can walk between to gradually discover more about the area.

Edinburg-basedAnupa said: “It shows the buildings and streets, the cherry trees, the blue hills, the harbour and all the other things which make Wigtown so special.

“It has been created using recycled materials donated by residents, and it even incorporates plants and earth from the town.

“It has a very playful element and I hope people will have fun walking between the panels and discovering all sorts of different places and features.

“We will also be playing recordings of local people talking about what makes Wigtown so special to them.”

Visitors will be able to add to the work by writing their thoughts about Wigtownwhich will be incorporated into the panels.

The huge portrait will be displayed in the town’s Bowling Pavilion during the festival and Anupa will be on hand to talk to visitors.

Festival director Adrian Turpin said: “The festival is very much rooted within the community and Anupa’s model will reflect this. “