Monday, 30 April 2012

Magdalen's 'Spring on the Farm' Open Day

On Sunday 29th April we braved the howling gales and cold rain for a 'Spring on the Farm' Open Day at The Magdalen Project!   Our Scraptors stand in the barn displayed some of our work and samples of pieces which may feature in our planned Scraptorzoic Era - if and when we get funding.  Possibly the coldest Spring day so far - with flooded roads and fallen trees all over Somerset and Dorset - visitor numbers were seriously depleted, but the people who came enjoyed roasting marshmallows on the fire, feeding lambs, seeing the bees, stroking Jenny the cob horse and chatting to us about our future plans.  See images below:

Our stand with Limited Edition Giclee Prints for sale

Detail of Spawn and Scraptorzoic Creature - some of these will be made by young and old in workshops

Mini head - which will form part of a 'Tripod Mini Head' giant sculpture



Scraptors with Spawn and Scraptorzoic creatures

Saturday, 14 April 2012

New project in Devon

We have been asked to come up with a themed sculpture trail to liven up the grounds of a charity in Devon, so we are busy planning. There is a site that needs a tall eyecatcher and Anthony's silver tower, presently in his garden, is a candidate. The charity is keen on the idea of 3D murals and this is part of a forty feet wide one in Anthony's garden, a collaborative work of Paul, Rachel and Anthony. There is the possibility of using old farm machinery and Fiona's ace skills at welding will come into play.

Big Green Week

Fiona, one of the Scraptors, is currently working as a Green Capital Artist-in-residence for Bristol's Big Green Week in June, culminating in an exhibition of work at the Create Centre (9-17 June):   Visitors can see the development of artists' work at Create leading up to the Big Green Week.  Below are examples of works in progress.  One of the floating Diatoms will include some additional tentacles made by Rachel (Scraptor).

Man models himself on Earth, Earth on Heaven - work in progress by Fiona
Recycled steel, copper wire, lead
4.5m high aprx

Diatom by Fiona with tentacles added by Rachel

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Thanks to those who have supported and donated, we have raised over $700 and many materials in kind so far, for our planned Scraptorzoic Era at the Magdalen Project.  We are currently applying for further funds through various funding bodies and will post progress updates on our blog.  

We will be at Magdalen's Open 'Spring on the Farm' Day on April 29th, showing samples of what's to come for the Scraptorzoic Era, and hope to raise greater awareness of the project then.  Do come along if you can - it will be a fun day for all!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Spring at Magdalen

Anthony went the Magdalen Project on the Somerset/Dorset border to do some measuring up for the Open Day on April 29th when the Scraptors will have a stall about the projected Scraptorzoic Era sculpture trail planned for the farm. Recent additions by Magdalen are these flowerpot old toilets in the spirit of sustainability and these lambs.