It’s taken a while to get there but we have finally installed the Bromley Farm Totem created with young people from the Bromley Farm Community Centre over a year ago.
The totem consists of three upright cast stone ‘pillars’ inset with letters spelling Bromley Farm and hand casts of all the young people involved. The installation only took a few hours as and worked flawlessly, dropping the elements into the concrete foundation we’d cast the day before, followed by some slight tweaking to vertical with wedges and then cementing the pieces in with concrete.
The artwork looks great in-situ, really suits the location and adds a much needed identity marker for the community centre.
Bromley Farm Totem install
Bromley Farm Totem
The second abirdabode drop-in workshop took place in Oldham Town Centre in the rain, but despite the damp conditions over seventy bird silhouettes adorned the big ArtBirdBox by the end of the day – including one by Jacqui’s favourite gardening celebrity Joe Swift.
A beautiful, blazing summer evening and we spent a pleasant few hours touring the Fairhaven Lake site and discussing locations and approaches for the One Wing Amongst Many and trail artworks. It was great to discuss the artworks with the RSPB steering group and also chat to the other artists about their pieces; some really interesting work is coming out of this commission and I’m fascinated to see how it all works.