- "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
- "Beyond the Garden Gate" sculpture trail for the National Trust at Stourhead 2011
- Scraptors' Sculpturemad garden
- Scraptors sculpturemad garden in the snow
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
We have floated our band at Stourhead the National Trust Garden in Wiltshire as part of our sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget" commemorating the effect of World War 1 on the community. Concerts were organized here by Adela, Lady Hoare, chatelaine of the estate, to entertain convalescent troops from the nearby hospital at Mere.The soldiers were allowed to relax in the gardens and to boat on the lake. We also had in mind the bands that were created in all the armies near the Front. They often used bits and pieces that came to hand Below are convalescent troops on the lake at Stourhead during World War 1.
Below a French poilu plays a scratch instrument in World War 1
Below a German concert party
Below a German band
Below setting up and launching the band
Thursday, 1 December 2016
We are delighted to have been asked to submit ideas for artwork at Three Ways Community Special School in Bath which is a Specialist School for Physical and Sensory and a School of Creativity. https://www.threeways.co.uk We were given a tour and we were inspired by the state of the art buildings and facilities, the dedication of the staff and the charm of the pupils we met. Some were making Christmas wreaths to sell in the Bath Christmas Fare. Last year they made £800. Creativity is important at Three Ways and they have a taste for the wacky as shown by the teapot above. Below is some artwork by pupils and a general view of the grounds. We have designs on the long fence - perhaps a multi headed creature which can be added to in future years by succeeding generations. An exciting project.
Below some artwork made with pasta twirls
Thursday, 24 November 2016
We are about to put in our two last installations at Stourhead , the National Trust property in Wiltshire as part of the sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget" to commemorate the effect of World War 1 on the community. We are creating a nursery scene to commemorate the life of Harry Hoare who was brought up at Stourhead and was the heir to the estate. He was killed in November 2017 in Palestine. The pieces in the nursery will have intimations of that sad end. This is the golden train that will be part of the installation. Harry Hoare died after being wounded trying to rescue horses at Mughar Ridge in Palestine.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
These are some collages we are selling through the Litterarti online shop in Bristol which is selling range of items made from recycled materials - brooches, earrings and finger puppets. The blue and white china below came mainly from the mud at Wapping in London at low tide. Also we throw hardly anything away.
Monday, 14 November 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
We are working on our band for the sculpture trail at Stourhead the National Trust garden in Wiltshire. The trail "Stourhead will never forget" commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. The band will stand on a raft in an arm of the big lake. At the moment the site is being drained to enable the clearing of silt.The band will commemorate the concerts given at Stourhead to entertain convalescent troops. We also have in mind the bands formed by soldiers from all sides near the front. Below is an image of a German band near Noyon in France. Noyon, only 60 miles north of Paris, was occupied by the Germans for most of that war. The performances of all armies often had men in drag and scratch instruments as in this image. We are also working on another and final installation which will commemorate Harry Hoare, heir to the estate, killed in Palestine in November 1917. The trail will remain in place until November 2017. We have chosen a nursery theme to commemorate him.
Monday, 3 October 2016
Thursday, 4 August 2016
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.
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Scraptor Anthony gave a guided walk at Stourhead for the guides at the National Trust property taking them round the Scraptors' sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget " commemorating the effect of World War 1 on the community. Above is Ebenezer Stone's Bike. He was a stable lad who made himself a bike before the War but lost both legs in the conflict. Out of the shot are two giant crutches, one morphing into a gun. Below is the Camel Train - a train containing camels not a train of camels. This commemorates the involvement of local men in the Middle East with the Dorset Yeomanry.Camels in large numbers were transported by train.