McLuckie and Walker: The Men Who Built Stirling is the newest exhibition in our community gallery, hosted by Stirling City Heritage Trust.
Running from June 5th – 10th July, the exhibition is a celebration of architects Andrew McLuckie and Ronald Walker who had a significant impact on the townscape of Stirling. Their buildings touched the day-to-day aspects of life: work, home, worship, education and commerce. Through their work you will discover Stirling’s taste for roller skating, historic hospitals, pubs and stylish villas.
The buildings of McLuckie and Walker are also brought to life through collaborations with two local artists: photographer Jo Count captures their architecture as it is today in a series of impressive prints; while David Galletly brings his distinctive style to the architects’ work in a set of newly commissioned illustrations.
Speaking on the exhibition, Rachael Purse (Projects Officer at Stirling City Heritage Trust) says “We want to encourage people to appreciate and celebrate Stirling’s built heritage, and knowing the history behind the buildings we interact with every day helps build a strong sense of place and a shared cultural identity, both of which are so important to creating community.”
The exhibition is funded by Historic Environment Scotland and was produced with assistance and archival material from Stirling Archives, The Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Local History Society and The British Newspaper Archives.
For a preview of what is on display at the exhibition, check out our virtual tour around the gallery space with Rachael and our Community Development Officer Sam Green here.