Flight of the Cranes -
A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the work of The Great Crane Project
John Candler - Stone relief, 2ft high
To celebrate the reintroduction of cranes to the Somerset Levels and Moors, Somerset Art Works (SAW) has developed an exhibition of artworks inspired by the life and the beauty of cranes and their habitat.
The exhibition takes place at WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre in Gloucestershire (19 July to 3 September 2012) and the Somerset Crafts Centre at Avalon Marshes, Shapwick Heath, Somerset for Somerset Art Weeks (15 to 30 September 2012).
This exhibition features works by artists from the Somerset Crafts Centre at Avalon Marshes including: John Candler (Sculpture), Sue Heys (Glass), Mithra Richardson (Silk Painting), Erica Sharpe (Jewellery), Viv White (Textiles), Marle Burke (watercolour), Billy Rhodes (Blacksmith), Susanne Branham (Jewellery) plus work from additional associate artists.
The exhibition also showcases an art installation comprising of hundreds of origami paper cranes, a collaborative work created by an emerging artist (yet to be appointed) working with Somerset school and community groups.
This exhibition is curated by Somerset Art Works and the emerging artist role is sponsored by Bruton School for Girls.
Somerset Crafts www.somersetcrafts.com
Bruton School for Girls: www.brutonschool.co.uk