Photographic exhibition throws focus on Cumbernauld’s wildlife

Katrina Martin
Katrina Martin

A SPECIAL photography exhibition is set to open in Cumbernauld this week to showcase the town’s wildlife.

Local photographer, Katrina Martin will display a selection of her photographs of local wildlife as part of the 2020VISION project.

The initiative is designed to raise awareness of the wildlife and nature abundant in Cumbernauld’s green spaces and to highlight the importance and significance of wildlife conservation.

Amateur photographer Katrina was selected and partnered up with professional photographer Niall Benvie, to capture Cumbernauld’s wild side on camera for the project.

Katrina said: “This is a unique opportunity to see some of the photographs I have captured for this project.

“Up until now I have had to keep most of my photography under-wraps as it will be included in the UK-wide exhibition that is planned for the summer of 2012, so it is really exciting providing the residents of Cumbernauld a small insight into what I have been up to.

“With my images I have tried to capture the wild aspects of Cumbernauld and people’s interactions with them.”

The exhibition runs from October 1-9, in the Upper Longhouse at Palacerigg Country Park. Opening times are 10am-4pm, admission is free.