Art in the Park 2012 needs YOU!

I’ve been working at Charlecote for just a week now and already there’s an exciting project under way.   Working with Lisa, our brilliant Park and Garden Manager, we’re planning Art in Charlecote Park 2012.   This will be the third year for the event, which sees installations appear in the grounds over the winter months, set against the stunning backdrop of the house. 

On Tuesday we met with this year’s innovative and award-winning artist, Rachel Carter, who has created pieces for the Chelsea Flower Show.   Rachel works in willow and steel to create beautiful woven sculptures, using the fluid shapes found in gardens and the English countryside as her inspiration.      

Lisa with artist Rachel Carter

This year, we’d love you to be involved…
We’ll soon be launching a competition for children, so that Charlecote’s youngest visitors can shape how one of the sculptures will develop. 

This sculpture will be inspired by the story of Charlecote’s famous flock of Jacob sheep. We’ll be asking children to imagine ‘if sheep lived in a house, what would it look like?
Watch this space for more details on the competition, as well as workshops where children will be able to get hands-on… 

Just one example of Rachel Carter’s beautiful work

You can see examples of Rachel’s amazing work on her website . You can also follow Rachel on Twitter (@rachelsculpture) and on her blog.        

Beth, House & Visitor Services Manager

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