A brand-new public art installation has been unveiled in Winchburgh town centre. Named ‘It’s a Bing Thing’. The new work has been designed by Dallas-Pierce-Quintero and has been funded by Winchburgh Developments Ltd and commissioned by West Lothian Council.
Inspired by the landscape of bings around Winchburgh, and in particular the rapidly disappearing Niddry Castle Bing, ‘It’s A Bing Thing’ is a playful sculpture that doubles as public seating. The artwork also features a poem penned especially for Winchburgh by Scottish poet William Letford, which is credited to Billy Letford as a tribute to both his father and grandfather who were miners and went by the name Billy.
John Hamilton, CEO of Winchburgh Developments Ltd, commented: “It is a privilege to able to support the delivery of a series of new pieces of public art to be enjoyed by the people of Winchburgh. Deeply rooted in the industrial heritage and the rural landscape of the village, we hope that ‘It’s a Bing Thing’ will be a treasured landmark for many years to come.”
A West Lothian Council spokesperson said: “West Lothian Council’s Arts and Planning services are pleased to be working with Winchburgh Developments Limited on its seven-year public art strategy.
“This is the first installation of artwork by Dallas-Pierce-Quitero, ‘It’s a Bing Thing’, which represents the heart of the town and the heart of the bings of Winchburgh.”
For further information on the Winchburgh masterplan visit www.winchburghdevelopments.co.uk.