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Stephen Hayward and the Mermaid of Balintore

  Sculptor Steve Hayward of Hilton, Easter Ross, is best known for his 10 foot sculpture of a mermaid that adorns the rocks at the fishing village of Balintore. Hayward worked with project co-ordinator Will Aitken to produce the sculpture … Continue reading

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Size Matters

There are times when artwork relies on its sheer scale to create an impact on the viewer. This 28-foot-tall sculpture was made by Richard Jackson and caused quite a stir at the Orange County Museum of Art. The title of … Continue reading

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Bicycle chain dogs

Nirit Levav is a multi-talented artist whose work includes sculpture, fashion design, jewellery and pottery. She was born in Tel Aviv and inherited a passion for using recycled material in her artwork from her mother Ilana. Her father was the … Continue reading

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Eco art on a giant scale

Eco art or the use of recycled materials for artwork comes in all shapes and sizes but there is no denying the impact made by some of the biggest creations. The recycling of discarded materials to create something new and … Continue reading

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Richard Kolb’s Yardbirds

The metal garden sculptures of American Artist Richard Kolb are a perfect illustration of what can be achieved by working with recycled material. His business name is “Yardbirds” and he produces these whimsical garden sculptures of various animals using scrap … Continue reading

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The Ghostly figures of Derek Kinzett

Derek Kinzett was born in Gloucestershire in 1966 and moved to Wiltshire eleven years later, taking his Degree course in Art and Design at the local college in 1984. His work in wire mesh has really caught the imagination of … Continue reading

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Sarah-Jane Coleby – Needle Felt Artist

Needle felting is a fibre arts craft that creates felt without the use of water. The artist uses special needles that are used in industrial felting as a sculpting tool. They have notches along the shaft of the needle that … Continue reading

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Turning Chicken Wire Into Art

Rupert Till discovered his own particular niche in art purely by accident. Having left Chelsea School of Art in 1991, he returned to North Yorkshire to prepare for a career in Art. Whilst following hounds he tripped over a laid down … Continue reading

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The Amazing Rock Garden of Chandigarh

Nek Chand began creating his amazing rock garden as long ago as the 1950’s using urban and industrial waste. This illustrates that using recycled materials is not quite such a new concept after all. Chand used anything he could lay … Continue reading

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Barhobble Church Ruins

History and art tie in very closely with one another and it is often surprisingly what you can discover on your doorstep. In our little corner of south west Scotland we are fortunate to have access to several ancient sites. … Continue reading

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