Saturday, 29 October 2011

Trail to be installed in the summer of 2012 at Magdalen Project Dorset

The Scraptors are to install a sculpture trail  in the summer of 2012 at the Magdalen Project near Chard on the Dorset /Somerset border. The Project is an environmental educational centre set in a 132 acre organic farm offering courses to adults and children, encouraging a deeper understanding of the countryside and encouraging a more sustainable approach to life. The site is a sculptor's dream with little wooded ravines and a series of ponds. We plan to have floating sculptures.. We will transform old machines and bits and pieces round the place into sculptures. The wheelbarrow below cries out to become a bird with the help of a grinder

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Stourhead Sculpture Trail lives on

The Internet means that exhibitions live on after they have physically disappeared. Another file of wonderful images of our sculpture trail at Stourhead in September has appeared at Tonesshots the website of photographer Tony Parsons. Above is one of the Musicians in the Procession of Bacchus by Paul and Rachel  (Anthony gave them the head). Below Fiona's Butterfly  and Anthony's Egret. For more images go to Tone's website 

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Scraptors flim on Vimeo by Whitespace

S-J White of Whitespace, one of our sponsors for our Sculpture Trail Beyond the Garden Gate  at Stourhead the National Trust gardens in Wiltshire in September  has produced this evocative film for us of it. Many thanks.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

New Trails

We are planning two new Trails in the South West.  We will be raising funds through crowd-financing – a great concept if it works!  Watch this space...

We had fantastic feedback for our Stourhead Trail and it seems to have been well-documented by visitors.  One photographer (Sally aka “moominmama’s handbag” – love the name!) has added lyrics from Joanna Newsom’s Bridges and Balloons song and poetry by Edward Lear to accompany her beautiful images - some showing our work in a new light.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Farewell Stourhead and the summer

 So Farewell Stourhead and the summer. We basked in a long Indian Summer but it has finally broken and the leaves fell on the water round Anthony's Egret. Yesterday, helped by myriads of National Trust machines and helpers, we took away the sculptures. Below, the pulling out from the lake of Fiona's Heron.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Horizons

Our Scraptors' Sculpture Trail at Stourhead ends on Monday 3rd October at 6pm, as we are taking down our work from Tuesday 4th.  Feedback on the Trail has been fantastic and we are now moving on to new horizons.  We have a stand at the Green Fair, Bruton Girls School on Monday 3rd (5-7pm).  Plans are progressing for other Trails and we will add these to our blog soon.

"Yesterday I discovered by accident the scraptors trail at Stourhead,
and was bowled over. I saw it in the early evening light and it was
magical and magnificent. Congratulations to all of you for such an
inspiring collection of work..."  Rosie Jackson