Digging, measuring and observing

We had a great time back at Saltram yesterday with the team from PCSA and artist Anna scoping out our site for the sculpture and measuring the distances between the trees and the depth of the ground in order to give us the best possible position for the sculpture. The group had to spend time investigating the ground to establish the best foundations and positioning for the sculpture.  They also spent some more time with Anna discussing the potential design...

Drawing up some creative designs

Project 3 of Sculpting Saltram is underway with artist Anna Boland visiting the young people at Plymouth School of Creative Arts this week to start the design process. With a focus on WW2 and the residency of American GI’s at Saltram the design work has been focussed on machinery and weapons.  The group have been working with Anna and taking inspiration from the shapes and workings of transport, weapons and working objects to create their initial design ideas. Over the...

We did the Mash!

We had a fantastic finale to the Efford Heritage Sign project this week.  The event took place at the front of High View School with the arts ambassadors hosting the event alongside artist Thomas Goddard. The event featured the wonderful Queens Dock Uke’s who opened proceedings with some wonderful old songs, we then had speeches from Kim Wide from Take A Part, Kim Dorian-Kemp from High View, and Thomas, who launched the new sign and gave the project context for those...

A piece with a wonderful view!

Pupils from Riverside were back with us at Saltram working with George Lovesmith to add the finishing touches to Sculpting Saltram project 2. After gathering inspiration and ideas from the landscape the children worked with George to refine the design for their sculpture.  The plans were to incorporate areas to hide, explore, relax and see the view from. The group came back together to help George finish off the willow structures within the piece which will come together to form...