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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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Drumtroddan Cup and Rings

In 2009 some ancient stone carvings were discovered by amateur archaeologist George Currie on the mountain of Ben Lawers in the Scottish Highlands. George uncovered the prehistoric artwork to reveal a series of depressions known as cup and ring marks. … Continue reading

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The Red Phone Box…Going Green?

The iconic red telephone box as originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott almost 90 years ago remains a familiar site around Britain and elsewhere. There are estimated to be around 10,000 traditional red telephone boxes across the UK. Their … Continue reading

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The Driftwood Sculptures of Matt Torrens

I have covered the work of the renowned driftwood sculptor Heather Jansch in an earlier article but an artist of equal merit is Canadian-born Matt Torrens. He uses rotten or recycled wood from a variety of sources to create beautiful … Continue reading

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The Jersey Cattle Project

This eye-catching sculpture of a group of Jersey cattle was commissioned to be sited at West’s Centre, St. Helier, the capital of the Channel Island, Jersey. The group is cast in bronze for a prominent site in the town centre … Continue reading

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The Port William Man

Port William on the coast of south west Scotland features a bronze statue of a fisherman by award winning local artist Andrew Brown. Brown was born in Stranraer in 1976 and now lives and works in West Sussex. He studied … Continue reading

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The Artist who works with Horseshoes

There are many forms of recycling materials for artwork but one of the more unusual has to be the use of horseshoes. Tom Hill is an entirely self-taught sculptor who has spent the last six years working exclusively with recycled … Continue reading

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Turning Scrap into Collectable Art

One of the fastest growing sectors in the art world at the moment is that of scrap sculptures. The attractions of recycling waste materials are obvious but the popularity of this form of art is now attracting the attention of … Continue reading

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