photos (by james) of a few of the pieces in last weekend’s art trail in crescent gardens behind the three villas on the crescent. we had 250+ people visit and many more discover the trail by accident. people are asking if we’re going to organise it again – perhaps we will but we’d really like to reinvigorate the discussion about having a permanent sculpture trail or some other long term creative use of the space.
thanks to all the artists who who took part – every piece was wonderful and the feedback we received was great. and special thanks to our work placement students michelle (curating), charlotte (designing the trail guide) and emma (designing the logo, posters and flyers).
‘seeing red’ by tracy himsworth. tracy wrapped tree trunks with red material creating a very striking effect. for the next 12 months tracy will be creating site-specific works across scarborough so keep an eye out for her work on the streets, gardens and alleyways of the town.
‘landmark’ by gaby naptali. gaby’s work built up of thin layers of coloured clay had already become part of the gardens overnight as hordes of woodlice took up residence. being of organic materials, the council’s parks and gardens team gave permission for the work to be left in place, gradually returning to the earth. go take a look – it may still be there. gaby will be exhibiting in our tiny gallery in october.
‘the garden of adonis’ by charlotte middleton. poet edmund spencer’s text form the source material for this work which charlotte hand-cut from board.
‘boy fishing’ by bob tuffin. one of three pieces bob put in the trail – this boy could be seen fishing in the goldfish pond behind scarborough art gallery. bob will be exhibiting in the trees outside our gallery as part of coastival and continuing through 2011.
‘ceyx transformed’ by jack cole. inspired by the roman poet, ovid’s ‘metamorphoses’, the driftwood and tin sculpture was jacks first exhibited piece. the materials looked remarkably harmonious with the stone and water of the old fountain behind.