Open studios at Parndon Mill this weekend

Lifestyle / Wed 16th Jul 2014 at 11:10am

CLAIMEDparnopen to be the largest temporary sculpture in Harlow, a huge structure is being built on the “island” in front of The Gallery at Parndon Mill.

The “walk through” sculptural structure, by Andy Thomson, is constructed from reclaimed industrial wooden crates. It takes its inspiration from the built landscape of Harlow itself and references several well know buildings in the town, the tower block “The Lawn”, the Civic Centre and the clock in the Market Square, as well as the Gerda Rubinstein sculpture “Screen”. The top of the sculpture references a roundabout with underpass found in many locations in Harlow.

Roger Lee who has acted as project manager says “ I am particularly thrilled to be part if this project because of the involvement of local commerce. Lunar Logistics donated the wood and the paint was given by J D Paints of Burnt Mill.”
The sculpture has taken several weeks to construct and is planned to be complete for Parndon Mill Open Studios which takes place over the weekend 19th and 20th July. A “painting party” is planned for this Saturday, 12th July. This will be an interesting spectacle!

During Open Studios at Parndon Mill, part of Essex Summer of Art, thirty studios, workshops and design offices will be open. Magnificent glass, weaving, calligraphy, guitar making, ceramics, jewellery and metalwork along with fine art will be on view here and there will also be an insight into architectural and engineering skills and the work of graphic and product designers. Demonstrations will occur, including glassblowing, which is spectacular and there will be opportunities to participate in craftwork and to watch the construction and firing of a traditional Roman dug-in-the-ground kiln. There will also be a film show and delicious refreshments. It will be a great day out.

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1 Comment for Open studios at Parndon Mill this weekend:

2014-07-16 14:54:44

A “painting party” is planned for this Saturday, 12th July. This will be an interesting spectacle! Seeing as today is 16 Jul - it will indeed be interesting ;-) Will there be a TARDIS as well?

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