Sunday, 10 February 2013

And now, some shameless self-publicity

Well, there’s no point having a blog about your art work if you aren’t ever going to refer to any of your art goings-on. It’s on that note that I’d like to introduce you to ‘Snout and About’, a Taunton based art commission that I have been involved in since October last year.

A bit of background info courtesy of The Brewhouse;  “The Brewhouse and Orchard Shopping Centre have joined forces to launch a unique art project which will trot from place to place around Somerset's county town. Snout & About was developed to champion local artistic talent, support arts in Somerset and bring an exciting and memorable, piece of public art to the people of Taunton.

The hardwood pig benches were a much loved feature of Orchard, formerly known as 'The Old Market Centre' and loyally served the community as a meeting point, a resting place and children's attraction. Unfortunately after a decade, they were in worse-for-ware condition and were removed during the centre's refurbishment. Last year, Orchard donated the pigs to The Brewhouse so that local artists could breathe life back into them.

The pigs have now been reinvented as magnificent pieces of art thanks to the help of local artists Michael Fairfax and Natalie Parsley. Both artists independently renovated the pigs in a way that they felt reflected what they represented. This has now resulted in two unique pieces of art that have a hint of familiar, yet are new and innovative. The pigs are being kept under wrapped in blankets and will be revealed at the official launch next week.”
As a child growing up in Taunton, like many others, I have fond memories of sitting and playing on the pig seats back when The Orchard Shopping Centre was the Pig Market. As I grew older it became a place to meet friends on a trip into town. Now at twenty-six years old and as an emerging artist in Somerset,  I was incredibly honoured and excited to be offered the opportunity to transform, restore and ‘artistically enhance’ one of the Taunton pigs!

So if you fancy it come join us on Monday 11th, at 11.00 in The Orchard Shopping Centre. I’ll also be looking forward to posting some images of my pig and writing some of my thoughts on here as the project unfolds.
Follow the project on FACEBOOK:
Details of the Auction evening at The Brewhouse:

Below are more dates of where the pigs will be and when:
Mon 11 Feb - Orchard Shopping Centre
Tues 12 Feb - Taunton Library
Wed 13 - Thurs 14 Feb - The Museum of Somerset
Fri 15 Feb - Imagine Design Create at Shakees
Sat 16 - Fri 22 Feb - The Brewhouse
Sat 23 Feb - Goodland Gardens
Mon 25 Feb - Fri 1 Mar - The Deane House
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Mar - Castle Green
Mon 4 - Sun 10 Mar - Orchard Shopping Centre
Mon 11 - Fri 15 Mar - Musgrove Park Hospital
Sat 16 Mar - Vivary Park
Mon 18 - Fri 22 Mar - Somerset College
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Mar - St Mary Magdalene Church
Mon 25 - Thurs 28 Mar - Ginger Fig Gallery
Fri 29 - Fri 5 Apr - Orchard Shopping Centre
Sat 6 Apr - Waterstones
Sun 7 Apr - Taunton Marathon
Mon 8 Apr - Market House
Tues 9 Apr - Taunton Library
Wed 10 - Fri 12 Apr - Museum
Sat 13 Apr - The Brewhouse

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