- "Stourhead will never forget" sculpture trail 2015 to 2017 commemorating World War I
- Sculpture for Bournemouth Council Recycling Department 2015
- Bird Henge Wiltshire 2014
- Sustrans Project Torbay 2013
- Scraptorzoic Age at Magdalen eco farm Dorset 2013
- "Beyond the Garden Gate" sculpture trail for the National Trust at Stourhead 2011
- Scraptors' Sculpturemad garden
Monday, 1 August 2016
We had a workshop, dodging heavy showers, at Stourhead to design our last installation for the sculpture trail that commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. This will be in memory of Harry Hoare the 29 year old heir to the estate who was killed in action in Palestine in 1917. We will be making a group of carousels to evoke his childhood at Stourhead. The carousels will have hints of the devastating war that was to take his life. For our models we used bicycle wheels. For the actual installation we will use gyratoy washing lines.
Monday, 18 July 2016
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
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
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.
Friday, 17 June 2016
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Our next installation at Stourhead, the National Trust property in Wiltshire, is to be added this summer to our sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget. " The trail commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the local community. The next installation will be a band floating on one of the smaller lakes. Lady Hoare allowed convalescent troops from nearby Mere to go boating at Stourhead and she laid on concerts. Above the concept. Below is a photo of some of those soldiers relaxing at Stourhead during World War 1.
We had a workshop at Stourhead (see below) to make instruments for the band. The soldiers from all the armies made them from whatever came to hand;we are following that tradition. We also worked on creating a musician. The last image in this post shows a French poilu with a instrument made from odds and ends.