The calendar for the 3Rs: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw Sculpture Trail Symposium is shaping up beautifully…
I have had great support from a variety of sources and it’s all looking very much in hand for the start – which is tomorrow – Saturday 16th of April!
We have the great honour to have professional sculptor / land artist LORNA GREEN from Cheshire www.lornagreen.com coming to make a sculpture on the Trail. She will arrive on Monday 25th (her project won’t take her very long and we can all lend her a hand). You will hopefully get a presentation and talk from her about her work! Then on the Thursday 28th we have another professional sculptor, NINA WINTERS, coming all the way from America to England for the first time, see www.ninawinters.com … so quite a line up!
16 April arrivals… try and all be here by 3.30 pm latest!!!!
1) Chloe Jane Chandler (SECOND HAND RAIN) is arriving 10.40 am at Grantham Station from Canterbury.
2 &3) Ryan and Ryan (ICOSAHEDRON with ORGANIC CENTER) are arriving 2.16 pm at Grantham Station from Plymouth.
4) Robbie Scandrett (RAW NATURE) is arriving from West Sussex in the afternoon by train also.
5) Donna Peterson (IMP) is arriving by car from Grimsby
6) Hannah Satchwell (DOORS) from Norwich will be coming straight from her parents who live in Melton Mowbray.
7) Douglas (A DIFFERENT HERME) is coming from nearby Barkestone Le Vale
8) Courtney Lee (FAMILY GATHERING) is coming from nearby Normanton
That means on Saturday 16 April there will be 8 Sculpture Symposium participants here at the Old Hunt Stables, plus myself and my husband Joe who will be filming the event. That’s ten people to start off with… swelling to 12 once Lorna and then Nina get here. Quite a crowd! We may also have an additional participant in the Arts Officer for Melton Mowbray, Ms. Dee Sowden, who has been invited to make a work though not coming until 21st of April… And the door to emerging and professional sculptors isn’t closed… so another surprise artist or two may yet squeeze in!
We have the days and evenings planned as follows:
Saturday 16 April – arrival, settling in to digs here, Robbie (and whoever else can help him) “grid up” Kate & William profiles onto sheets of 8×4 ft plywood, general health & safety briefing before dinner, inaugural dinner here in studio at Old Hunt Stables
(ALL OF YOU please REMEMBER TO BRING FULL COVERAGE WORK CLOTHES, STRONG BOOTS, SAFETY GLOVES IF YOU HAVE ANY, RAIN JACKET JUST IN CASE….)
Sunday 17 April – walk the trail together, assign locations of sculptures, discuss signage options, visit welding site at farm and go over specific health & safety briefing there, review materials already available at the farm and here, create work plans, draw up materials lists, and in the afternoon we discuss foundations with engineer Andrew Pendleton andwe have an open house for volunteer helpers / community members to come and meet the participants (Dr. Gallop and her husband, Mr. and Mrs Kevin Lawry, etc.), dinner in studio here at Old Hunt Stables
Monday 18 April – those who need more materials in the morning visit the MRF recycling facility in Caythorpe for the bulk of them, we set up working spaces at farm and here, go visit another welding facility, purchase any required materials, 5.30 pm dinner donated by the Welby Arms in Denton
Tuesday 19 April – settle into work, any additional purchases of required materials, 5.30 pm dinner donated by the Windmill Pub in Redmile
Wednesday 20 April – design signage, construct signage mounts, work, dinner donated by Dr. Gallop and her husband at their house in Woolsthorpe
Thursday 21 April – work, dinner here at studio (unless… I score another donation of a dinner somewhere…)
Friday 22 April – work, also install the 2012 sculpture on the Trail, dinner here at studio
Saturday 23 April – work, also install the WHEAT sculpture on the Trail, dinner here at studio
Easter Sunday 24 April – work, 11am radio interview on 103 FM the Eye (Melton), more work, dinner here at studio
Easter Monday 25 April – work, Lorna Green arrives, Robbie Scandrett returns, cold bufffet dinner donated by Mr & Mrs Sowden at Dee Sowden’s studio in Melton Mowbray
Tuesday 26 April – work, 5.30 pm dinner donated by Peacock Inn in Redmile
Wednesday 27 April – some finish work, some help with installations of remaining sculptures, 5.30 pm dinner donated by Manners Arms in Knipton
Thursday 28 April – installations of remaining sculptures, Nina Winters arrives (a couple of other friends arrive too), final photos of artworks and rush print out and mount signage….
Friday 29 April – Royal Wedding event and we all together create a Kate & William sculpture at Belvoir Castle
Saturday 30 April – friend Jennie Allen arrives, and in morning: installation of Kate & William sculpture, installation of Trail signage … then afternoon 2pm: unveiling ceremony, followed by small and short reception at Belvoir Castle with Duchess of Rutland and myself as artist-in-residence to acknowledge sponsors and participants, closing dinner at Old Hunt Stables studio
Sunday 1 May – Goodbye to most sculpture symposium participants…