It’s all about the RSPB this week…
Last weekend we had a lovely arts event at Dove Stone Reservoir, organised in collaboration with the RSPB. Alongside specially composed music (played by Saddleworth School Brass Band and Greenfield Brass Band), there were lots of things going on, including dance, visual arts, poetry, wildflower planting and leaf printing.
Richard Dawson created some gallery style plinths that showcased artworks responding to the amazing landscape and environment at Dove Stone Reservoir. These included a piece of gritstone, some water, a section of peat, acorns, a bumble bee and some honey bees.
He also installed some tree drawing machines, whereby drawings are created by the movement of the tree’s branches in the wind.
(For more of Richard’s work, have a look here)
Alongside facilitating a drop-in leaf printing workshop, I created some large-scale withy honey bees which were displayed in the wildflower meadow overlooking the reservoir.
Tags: creative workshop, Dove Stone, Dovestone, leaf printing, Leaves, Monoprint, Richard Dawson, RSPB, tree drawing machine, withies
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