Friday, 25 January 2013

Working with Wire - Birds at Ash Primary School

Crane sculpture made by a group of 4 pupils
Wire sculptures created by pupils age 9 and 10 from Ash Primary School in South Somerset are displayed at The Ginger Fig Gallery, Taunton until 09 February 2013  

Inspired by birds and local habitat, artist Fiona Campbell was commissioned by Somerset Art Works (SAW) as part of an ongoing project with the school.  
Working in small groups the young artists researched and planned their sculptures, manipulating tools, wire and recycled materials with incredibly imaginative results.

For 2013 SAW is engaging a lead artist to explore the European links of The Great Crane Project with Ash Primary School and partner European schools. 

Sunday, 20 January 2013

January 2013 Great Crane Art Project Update

A New Year and an exciting rush of over 80 artist applications for the 2013 Lead Artist role with SAW, The Great Crane Project and Ash Primary School.  Many hours spent reading and re-reading the applications, a wealth of experience and ideas to sift through, interviews will be held at the end of the month.  Thank you to all those who spent time applying, this project has captured the imagination of so many.  

The paper cranes continue their journey around Somerset, at Kings College Taunton in January (see right) and in February they are off to Bruton School for Girls - our sponsor for the emerging artist Paper Crane role.