Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sculpture for Sustrans Sustainable Transport

We were asked by Sustrans in Torquay to make a sculpture on theme of cycling and sustainable transport which is the aim of this Bristol based charity. This was to be in collaboration with primary schools in the area. The idea was for schools to submit drawings and we would make a sculpture based on the most imaginative idea. Five schools took part. Stella Craft of  Priory School was the overall  winner above  and below are the winners from each school , Eden Park, Preston, Queensway and Sacred Heart. Most of the entries imagined transport to include modern comforts usch as I players. The winning one includes a jacuzzi, a bed and a toilet. We followed the winning drawing closely.  We have imagined it resting on the Sustrans cycle path between Ilfracombe in the north of Devon and Plymouth in the south.

                                         Below the winning entry from Eden Park School
                                         Below the winning entry from Preston School

                                         Below the entry from Queensway School
                                          Below the enrry from Sacred Heart School

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Wiltshire Great War Centenary

We are planning an exhibition next year to do with the Wiltshire Great War Centenary in 2014 which will be a hundred years since the outbreak of World War I.  There will be a range of activities in the county. Anthony attended an event of those involved. He took  his "Last Tommy" above and some other exhibits. The army  helmet came from his garden on the site of  Heytesbury army camp in  World War I. Below is a postcard form that camp. The sender survived the War - a bit of Googling  reveals. Below the postcard is the results of some archaeological burrowing by rabbits in a World War I dump in his garden. You can see a buckle and the remains of a sardine dish.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Scraptorzoic Era vegetation

 For the Scraptorzoic Era we have imagined some bulbous vegetation. Fiona made these plants in the foreground.

Friday, 15 March 2013

The Scraptorzoic tribal groups at Magdalen Dorset

 Our humanoid tribal groups from the Scraptorzoic Era at the Magdalen eco farm and educaitonal centre in Dorset.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Scraptors at Magdalen Project Farm Dorset

Our Cyclops Cat stands at the entrance to the ravine. Below Scraptors Paul, Rachel and baby Scraptor with some Scraptoroid humanoids.

Monday, 11 March 2013

The Scraptors Installation at Magdalen Project Dorset

 Above one of the groups of Scraptorzoic aliens scattered round a wooded ravine. Paul and Rachel used vacuum cleaner and other bits.  Below hatching eggs with emerging Scaptrozoic creatures made in a workshop at Gryphon School in Sherborne Dorset in August last year.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

We have installed some Scraptorzoic Era installations  at Magdalen, the eco farm and educational centre in Dorset near Crewkerne. Above Scraptor Paul installs some humanoids in a wooded ravine. Below Scaptors Paul and Rachel and bay Scraptor with humanoids. 

Saturday, 2 March 2013

A site for sculpture at the Magdalen Project, an eco farm and educational centre in Dorset near Chard where next week we will be installing sculptures next week as part of the Scraptorzoic Era.