Young sculptors are inspired by the best

They whittled, they threaded, they decorated – you name it, the Festival’s youngest artists from Wiveliscombe Primary School, have been hard at work preparing their sculptures for display in September.

And they’ve been working with some illustrious names.  Michael Fairfax, nationally known Wiveliscombe-based public artist and sculptor, worked with 25 students using recycled wood from his own woodland, on a project inspired by great British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

They explored the idea of repeated patterns, threading, decorating and whittling hazel sticks – and having a great time in the process.

Other students from classes throughout the school also enjoyed working on the special sculpture project with their teachers.

Now the results will be stored away safely and be on display as Recycled Goldsworthy at the start of term, all part of the 10 Parishes Festival in September.

The sculpture work will also form part of a British Council-funded European schools project, The Comenius Project, to develop knowledge and understanding among young people about other European cultures and languages.

It will be shown on the Comenius Project website, and five other European primary schools which are linked with Wiveliscombe on the project, will be able to research Andy Goldsworthy’s work.

The work at Wiveliscombe Primary School will be on display every day during the Festival week, from September 9 – 13. Click here for details.

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