Carymoor Environmental/Arts Project

I am currently involved in an exciting project at Carymoor Environmental Centre, Castle Cary.  An intergenerational project aimed at pulling together members of the community from different age groups, its common goal is to create a permanent art work for Carymoor, under my leadership.

To view images and  further details visit:  http://carymoorartproject.blogspot.com/

WEEK IN A NUTSHELL (or rather MONSTER TRUCK)

This time of year is always hectic – a plethora of Summer Exhibitions to juggle, prepare for and set up, peppered with end-of-year school workshops to run.   How many layers of fixtures can one physically fit into one week – whilst also trying to get some work done for imminent shows?  This past week pushed me to my max.  On top of the usual events, I drove 150 miles to buy a more suitable vehicle to transport my art, saying a fond farewell to my loyal Ka, which did me proud but had outgrown its usefulness.  This weekend I put monster truck to the test, transporting my Giant 5 metre Spider to Teignmouth seafront for the Devon Sculpture TRAIL.  Nothing fell off the back on the motorway and once set up, numerous passers by made lovely comments about Spider!  Earlier in the week I drove in it to Minehead where I ran a one-day Headdress Workshop with some fantastic students and staff from West Somerset College.  The results were staggering, due to hard work, talent and amazing enthusiasm by all.  And I’ve nearly completed Bumblebee IV for an Exhibition at Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, starting on 24th July.  See photos below:

Spider - recycled steel, wire, crushed cans and bottle tops. Made originally for Glastonbury Festival '10, now at Teignmouth seafront 'til Sept..

Bumblebee IV - Hybrid Gallery, Honiton

Carymoor Environmental Centre – Free Wire Workshops!

I have been asked to run some free workshops at Carymoor Environmental Centre, Castle Cary for people in two age categories.  If you are interested, or know anyone who’d like to benefit from the workshops, please get in touch or pass on the following details (see below):

“Saw Projects – Making Matters at Carymoor Environmental Centre

Free Environmental Sculpture Worshops

SAW has engaged Somerset artist Fiona Campbell http://www.fionacampbellart.co.uk/ to work with volunteers to explore, develop and create art work inspired by Carymoor Environmental Centre. This is an intergenerational project where over 50s and under 25s are invited to volunteer their time, learn new creative skills and contribute towards a permanent art work for Carymoor. The workshops will be run from 10am – 4.30pm on Thursday 12 August and Fri 13 August.  These are two separate workshops, pick one date.

For those interested in having more involvement in the project there is an ideas development and taster session with on Thurs 29 July 2-4.30pm.

Art work from the workshops will be on display at the open day on Saturday 25 September, with a link into Somerset Art Weeks”

All activity to take place at:

Carymoor Environmental Centre

Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7NR

Booking essential, for booking and further info contact:

email info@carymoor.org.uk

or telephone 01963 350143

www.carymoor.org.uk