'More Art' Installation Project in St Andrews Park

As part of the forthcoming ‘ParkArts11’ festival on July 10th, The Friends of St Andrews Park have commissioned three Bristol-based artists to create individual site specific installations that will be located in St Andrews Park from 8th – 31st July. 

Lucie Smailes is using recycled fabric to create huge yellow bows which she will tie around 50 trees centre on the Tea Garden. Each bow will also be an invitation to members of the public to write a message in memory of a lost loved one on small gardeners labels that will be placed under the trees which Lucie has chosen.

Chloe Morgan is creating a magic chest in which children [and adults] will be able to view scenes from a treasure island. Above the chest will hang a number of giant parrots made from recycled materials including beer cans and yoghourt pots.

Emma Myers uses recycled plastic bags to make a flock of birds which will hang mysteriously from the canopy of the huge Copper Beech tree which stands near the bottom entrance to the park by the Effingham Road junction.

The ParkArts11 festival includes a kaleidoscope of creative talent including visual artists, acoustic music, performers and poetry in and around a traditional Yurt. There will also be over 50 stalls showing the work of local artists and makers as well as demonstrations, charity events (look out for the MS Charity Craft stall full of home goodies) as well as the usual delights of the The Tea Garden. There will be a creche and painting for the very young provided by Zebedees nursery.

ParkArts11 takes place in St Andrews Park on July 10th from 12.00 noon – 6.00 pm.

www.friendsofstandrewspark.com

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