18/11/2012

When I went down to the woods........

I had all kinds of adventures.......

Yesterday was a terrific day spent with 2 friends visiting Bovey Tracey and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen where we had lunch and browsed around the shop and exhibition space.

But the main purpose of our visit was the 'Assemblage' art trail, curated by Karen Pearson, in Yarner Woods nearby - we wandered around the 2.5 km trail enjoying all the temporary artworks sited around the walk - it was a mild November day with a hint of weak sunlight that highlighted the work on show. Here are some of my favorite works.....
'A Colony of words' Mandy Beall 
 visitors were invited to take a clay word from Mandy's colony (of words not ants!)
'Tree time' Martin Procter 
This colour wheel based on the surrounding landscape by the painter Martin Procter with words from Philip Larkin ' Time is the echo of an axe within a wood' was just stunning
'Bundles of sticks' Peter Ward 
Several 'Bundles of sticks' by Peter Ward, who is also running workshops, were placed strategically around the trail - I loved their simplicity
'Bundle of sticks' Peter Ward 
this was not listed so I wonder if it was added by one of the visitors? 
Scavenger's Shelter (detail) Shelley Castle and Dave Ray 

This shelter really blended with the surrounding woodland and had a real indigenous feel to it - the gentle movement of the feathers in the light breeze gave it a temporary feeling

You can find out more HERE - and it is on next weekend if you want to visit

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Reminds me of wandering through Grizedale Forest in the Lake District. The time my husband and I visited Grizedale, we thought the trail markers were the art...and they are art...so we missed most of the installations that the markers were there for.

Thanks for taking us along on your stroll.

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Mandy Beall said...

Glad you enjoyed it Rosie! Thanks so much for coming along. It is lovely to hear your responses to the work. x

Velma Bolyard said...

thank you for this, so very interesting. wish i could walk the trail.