Transported and RSPB have been working together on an exciting public art project since Summer 2014. Award winning artists cammdesign were commissioned to create a site specific piece of public art which is to be sited at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Their piece takes inspiration from the division of land and water and taking the form of a larger than life reed bed, will be made from stainless steel and cedar wood.
Alongside Craig and Mary, artist Julie Willoughby has been running an extensive engagement programme, which included three different art forms inspired by the marsh.
- Flock was a drawing project that invited members of the local community to draw a bird in flight. A selection of these drawings were then hand-picked by Cammdesign to be etched into the sculpture itself.
- Plumage was a knitting project which involved free patterns and open workshops encouraging knitters (amateur or experienced) to create a hat or scarf inspired by bird plumage. These will be worn on the day of the unveiling and seen amongst the parade of participants.
- Feathers, the final project, has seen children and community participants making larger than life feathers made from willow and tissue paper which will be exhibited in a parade on the marsh on the day of the unveiling.
On Saturday 23 May, all of these elements will come together at the grand unveiling of ‘The Reflector’. It will be celebrated in a spectacle of feathers parading on the marsh, complimentary song and refreshments. You will have the chance to speak to the artists and experience the breathtaking landscape of RSPB Frampton Marsh in a whole new light through ‘The Reflector’.
For more information about the project or to book onto a Feathers workshop, please contact Kristina Taylor on TransportedKristina@litc.org.ukor 07747271823.