Looking at Trees for the East Park Sculpture Trail

Looking at Trees for the East Park Sculpture Trail

An appointment at East Park this afternoon, looking at trees for the Hull Heroes Sculpture Trail. East Park covers a vast area, so rather than plod around on foot (like those doing the proposed sculpture trail will do!) we sped around in the parks van. We managed to find around sixteen trees of varying quality […]

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Cottingham Fairy Tree Completed

The Fairy Tree got it’s last coat of oil, and it was farewell to Cottingham and the many passers-by who visited day after day during the carving. It’s been one of the nicest jobs to do, with groups of up to eight people having a chat over the fence on to Harland Way, and most […]

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Creating a Fairytale Wonderland….in Hull

ALLEN STICHLER: CREATING A FAIRYTALE WONDERLAND…. IN HULL In the sleepy streets of Cottingham, local artist Allen Stichler is causing quite a stir with the arrival of a unique form of art, literally, on their very doorsteps. An old Beech tree has been magically revived with engravings of fairies, gnomes and elves that look like […]

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Spring Workshops Begin at Mires Beck

Saturday saw the first of the six  Spring woodcarving workshops at Mires Beck, North Cave. The participants enjoyed carving the large beech logs, and look like producing some fantastic sculptures over the next few weeks. Spaces are available for the Summer workshops ~ again, the courses run for six weeks, and bookings can be taken […]

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Oiling the Fairies

Sunday morning, the sun is shining, and the first coat of oil is applied to the Fairy Tree. It’s always a bit strange to see the carving become a few shades darker as the oil is brushed on, especially when working with wood as white as beech ~  but it’s the last stage, and as […]

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Sculpture Trail Idea Aired on Radio Humberside

I had emailed David Burns of Radio Humberside recently after he had drawn attention to a house which was the birthplace of  J.Arthur Rank, the film-maker ; it had been in a dilapidated state for some time and is now to be restored as social housing. This had led to a discussion about Hull’s historical […]

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GRAFT 2 : Reducing Re-offending

‘GRAFT: Reducing Re-offending’ is a celebration of the talents of prisoners studying art at Her Majesty’s Prison Everthorpe. This exhibition showcases a selection of prisoner’s artwork alongside their tutors and peers who have left the establishment and progressed to lead and maintain successful lives making a positive and valuable contribution to society. The prisoners showing […]

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Appleton School – World Book Day

The outdoor carved seating in the Reception and Nursery gardens has now been completed and as spring is approaching, the children are able to benefit from these wonderful areas. The children have been sitting for stories, exploring the carvings, using them as part of their bug hunting, drawing and creating rubbings of the animals carved […]

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Mires Beck

Over the past 3 weekends we have held a woodcarving course at the nursery with Allen Stichler – you may have seen Allen’s wonderful work at the nursery on our open day. The course was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and some great work has been produced; there will be further courses in the […]

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Dove House Hospice

Local artist, Allen Stichler, is set to continue his relationship with the hospice by creating artwork for the York Room. Allen explains how and why he became involved with Dove House. “In 2010, I drove past Dove House Hospice and noticed the pile of poplar trees that had been taken down. I decided to contact […]

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