Sunday, 27 May 2012

Giants' Art Trail Braintree

Shaun Hall, Voldemort and Dave Taylor
Led by Shaun Hall (Pottery teacher - www.shaunhallraku.co.uk) and Dave Taylor (Freelance Sculptor / Communtiy Art Projects) the Arts and Crafts group at Mencap Braintree worked on one of the Giants - "Voldemort" no less - which will form part of the Giants Art Trail in Braintree....

Art and Craft group at Mencap working on Voldemort!
 "A wide range of free visual arts events, forming part of the district's F7 Arts Festival, kicking off with ‘Art in the Park' in Halstead Public Gardens, run by Halstead Art Group, and including work by local groups and solo artists.


This is Followed by an exciting art trail with a difference, featuring giant figures situated around Braintree. The giants will be made by various local groups, working with Essex based sculptor Dave Taylor. This event is organised by Braintree District Arts, with funding from Braintree District Council.

Mid June sees the start of the annual Braintree District Open Art Exhibition, at Braintree District Museum, showcasing selected works by Essex artists. Prizes are awarded, and entry forms can be downloaded from the Braintree District Arts website. Admission to the Museum will be free during the exhibition, thanks to sponsorship from George Yard Shopping Centre. The month finishes with the ‘Yard Art Sale' of inexpensive works by local artists, secondhand art books and materials, in George Yard Shopping Centre. Also look out for the chance to try out various art activities at ‘Yard Art' events in George Yard on Tuesdays during the summer."

For more information Giants Art Trail Braintree