living art sculpture to be unveiled at Highbridge's Apex Park
new 'Living Art Sculpture' is set to be formally unveiled at Highbridge's
Apex Park later this month.
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Mike Cresswell, will
be opening the contemporary art on Wednesday 23rd August at 10.30am.
"Designed and constructed by University Centre Westons
Contemporary Art and Professional Studies Degree students, the structure
is made of approximately five hundred bricks which have been hand
sculpted and fired at Weston College," the council's Claire
Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
the living elements, the key inspiration for the sculpture has been
drawn from old brick kilns around the area."
will provide a habitat and haven for wildlife and will encourage
insects such as lacewings and beetles to make their home within
time, mosses and lichens will make themselves at home in all the
nooks and crannies, not only on the base, but all over the sculpture."
The sculpture was assembled by the Weston Colleges Technology
Engineering and Construction faculty and other bricks were donated
by Ibstock Bricks of Almondsbury.
The project was a partnership between Friends of Apex Park Improvements
Group and Sedgemoor District Council and the University Centre Weston.
On the same day, Apex Park's Outdoor Gym will also be officially
District Council has teamed up with Sutcliffe Play to officially
open the equipment and a qualified gym instructor will be on hand
to show people the correct and best way to use the equipment, so
they can get fit in the fresh air.
"Now is the time to come along and try out the new outdoor
gym equipment at Apex Park in Highbridge," added Claire Faun.
"The instructor will be there on Wednesday, 23rd August between
10am and 12 noon."
along to try out the equipment and Sutcliffe will be providing goodie
bags and Balloonitude will be providing balloon modelling for the