Outlander filming is a scene stealer for artist Ann

Ann and Outlander

Outlander filming is a scene stealer for artist Ann

A Forth Valley College BA Art and Design student had a pleasant surprise recently when out for a walk with her friend.

Anne Sweeney (34) from Cumbernauld – who recently exhibited her best work in the FVC End of Year Annual Show at the Stirling Campus – was out walking in woods near her home with her friend Suzy Smillie on Monday 28 May, when they stumbled across the set of an Outlander film crew in action. Ann who regularly walks her dog in the woods with husband Andy and their two children Daniel (12) and Cameron (7), knew the series had filmed there, but was unaware of the star surprise awaiting them.

Both big fans of the fantasy TV show, they waited patiently and were rewarded for their efforts when Sam Heughan – who plays Jamie in the popular hit show – came over to speak with them (pictured).

Ann, said: “We were both shocked to find them filming in the woods. We always walk the dog along that way and couldn’t believe it when we saw the crew and set. I love Outlander it is a great TV programme and we waited and watched what was going on for about an hour and a half. Then Sam Heughan came over and had a chat with us. He was lovely and was happy to pose for a photo with us.”

The degree and diploma art exhibition at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus offered members of the public, students and staff the opportunity to check out work from the next generation of artists.

The free exhibition began on Thursday 7 June and ended on Wednesday 13 June at 4pm.

It showcased a wide range of media including art, design, photography, sculpture, installation, video and audio created by learners from the BA Art and Design, HND Contemporary Art Practice, HND Visual Communication, HND Photography and HND Art and Design, as well as highlighting the talent of students across courses in media and communication and sound production.

Ann – whose work was entitled ‘Nurturing Nature’ and took the form of a 3D installation using mixed media to portray blood cells in the human body – said: “It took me four days to fully install this piece of work, but I have loved being involved in this end of year show. I can’t wait to get started on the fourth year of my degree here at Forth Valley College.”

Ann Sweeney inside her artwork


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