Ten colourful Christmas Nutcrackers have just arrived at The Centre adding an extra dash of festive fun to the mall – have you spotted them yet?
Our festive art exhibition features ten Christmas Nutcrackers, each measuring 10 foot tall, with impressive artwork on the plinths, designed by local artists, schools and community groups who submitted their designs earlier this year.
It follows on from a series of year-long art and photography exhibitions, part of The Centre’s ‘Year of Kindness’ campaign which was designed to bring the community together and uplift the spirits of shoppers when they visit.
The Christmas Nutcracker Exhibition was also another great way for the mall to engage with budding artists by running a competition to design the plinths.
One of the winners chosen by the management team to have their festive scenes printed on the plinths was Skye McLeish, a talented pupil from Cedarbank School, who used lots of bright Christmas colours to bring her artwork, entitled, ‘My Favourite Time of Year’ to life. It features Christmas trees, holly, robins and candy canes, reminding her of everything she loves about this special time of year.
Chris Young, a visual artist from Livingston, has also been included in the trail with his ‘Togetherness’ artwork which represents memories of his teenage years growing up in the town.
As well as seeing their artwork on display as part of the exhibition and their inspiration behind it, each artist also received a Gift Card to spend at The Centre.