Monday, 18 July 2016

Nursery and Armageddon

Next week July 28 we will be hosting an all day drop in workshop at Stourhead the National Trust property in Wiltshire. The workshop will create toys which will serve as models for the fifth and last installation in our sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget." which commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. This installation will commemorate Henry Hoare, the 29 year old heir to Stourhead, who was killed in 1917 in Palestine. He was trying to rescue horses under fire. His parents received the news of his death on Christmas Eve. The nursery will commemorate his happy childhood but there will be echoes of the war that engulfed Europe and the local community. We also have in mind the trench art in which soldiers on all sides made artifacts including toys from odds and ends. A brochure detailing the trail will be available at the visitors' centre at Stourhead.  You can see more a bout the trail on the page above.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

A cat may sit on a dragon in the Liverpool Biennale 2016

Anthony went up to Liverpool to see the Biennale. The cat was in a shop - not part of the Biennale.  Below a sculpture by Ramin Haerizadeh in the Cains Brewery one of the venues for art round the city - perhaps the most successful one. The city has certainly perked up since Anthony was there for  a while in the 70's.

                      Below one of the sculptures by Sahej Rahal in the Cains Brewery.

                                                  Below a graffiti on  a street wall.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Floating band work in progress

Work in progress for our band which will stand on a floating raft at Stourhead the National Trust property in Wiltshire as part of a   sculpture trail to commemorate the effect of World War 1 on the community. The band will commemorate the concerts held at Stourhead to entertain wounded troops and also the scratch bands formed  by troops on all sides near the front often making instruments from whatever came to hand.