Alcove Art Alley



Exhibition

Barnards Farm Garden is the host to Alcove Art Alley Sculpture Trail as part of the Thurrock Art Trail 2015. Alcove Art Alley Sculpture Trail is sited on the outside of large sculptures in the main alcoves as part of the 80 sculptures already on site at Barnards Farm Garden including a Thomas Heatherwick and Elisabeth Frink. Alcove Art Alley showcases the work of 8 sculptors and 12 sculptures, 6 sculptures on each side of the main avenue.

Alcove Art Alley Sculpture Trail to the left of the main avenue displays the work of Jolanta Jagiello, Nicky Scott-Francis, Sara Scott, Louise Kosinska, Elsabetta Chojak-Mysko. As you walk up you will see Jolanta Jagiellos 3 doggies on the lawn with extended metal leads which you can hold and have a photo taken as if you are walking one of the doggies on the lawn. Then as you look up you will see Nicky-Scott-Franciss Feathering Your Nests intricate and delicate bird nests. As you turn the corner Sara Scott has blessed the doorway with one of her Psalm 1 colourful banners. Louise Kosinska has chosen a familiar sight on farms as the theme of her sculpture The Three Haystacks whilst Elisabeta Chojak-Mysko has chosen the less familiar sight of a tattooed lady sun-bathing on the lawn titled I Love Tattoos. At the end of your walk Jolanta Jagiello has installed SpiralBack made from 150 horseshoes donated by a blacksmith living in Essex drawing attention to the works of a farm.

Alcove Art Alley Sculpture Trail to the right of the main avenue displays more work by Louise Kosinska, Sara Scott, Elsabetta Chojak-Mysko joined by Monica Wheeler, Jill Rock, and Philip Melling. In the distance you will see Louise Kosinskas 3 large balls tied down on the lawn, just like Gulliver in his travels, hence the title of her work Gullivers Travels. Then you come across Monica Wheelers Grass Sofa Mirror Rocking - a grass cushioned sofa together with a mirrored rocking chair in which you can gaze dwon to look up to the sky. Between the trees you come across another of Sara Scott Psalm 1 colorful banners, as you walk up to 4 pastel coloured stacks of highly prized shoes by Elizabeta Chojak-Mysko entitled Barefoot in the Park. Jill Rocks The Monkey Puzzle ties down her geometrically angled shapes into the spikes of a dried out monkey puzzle tree. At the end your walk you will see Philip Mellings beautifully angled weathered metal sculpture Basilisk XIII. So come and visit Alcove Art Alley Sculpture Trail and take a walk on the wild side!

The show is curated by Jolanta Jagiello, Acme Artist Studios High House Production Park studio 121 artist, as part of the Essex Summer of Art 2015, and Thurrock International Celebration of Culture 2015.

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Alcove/1.JPG3 Doggies on the Lawn
by Jolanta Jagiello
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Alcove/2.JPGNicky Scott-Francis
by Feathering your Nest Bird Nest
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Alcove/3.JPGPsalm 1 Happy are those...
by Sara Scott
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Alcove/4.JPGThree Heystacks
by Louise Kosinska
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Alcove/5.JPGI Love Tattoos
by Elizabetta Chojak-Mysko
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Alcove/6.JPGSpiralBack
by Jolanta Jagiello
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Alcove/7.JPGGullivers Travels
by Louise Kosinska
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Alcove/8.JPGGrass Sofa Mirror Rocking
by Monica Wheeler
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Alcove/9.JPGPsalm 1 ... who follow
by Sara Scott
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Alcove/10.JPGBarefoot in the Park
by Elizabetta Chojak-Mysko
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Alcove/11.JPGThe Monkey Puzzel
by Jill Rock
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Alcove/12.JPGBasilisk XIII
by Philip Melling
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