Biteabout Arts

Anna Turnbull

Anna Turnbull

Saturday, 02 September 2017 18:42

Squirrel

Saturday, 02 September 2017 18:33

Sitting fox

Saturday, 02 September 2017 18:33

Hares

Saturday, 02 September 2017 18:32

Fox

Saturday, 02 September 2017 18:23

Fighting stags

Monday, 31 July 2017 12:03

Willow Sculpture Trail on Lindisfarne

The willow sculptures I created with volunteers for the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership are now all in situ at various locations on the 5 km Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve Nature Trail. Starting at the Window on the Wild with a willow Lapwing you can follow the trail behind the castle towards the coast, then up to the bird hide at the Lough, through the dunes and back down the Straight Lonnen. The willow sculptures include a group of Brent Geese, an Arctic Tern, a creche of Eider Ducks and Ducklings, a group of Swallows, a Short Eared Owl, a Fritillary Butterfly, and a Helleborine Orchid. 

Many thanks to all the enthusiastic and talented volunteers who helped to create them and many thanks also to Andrew Craggs (Senior Manager, Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve) and his team for siting them.

It is 20 months since the completion of my cloak for St Cuthbert. I was invited to the preview of The Treasures of St Cuhtbert Exhibition at Durham Cathedral on Friday and was so excited to see my work on display at last. It is one of four artworks commissioned for the exhibition and they can all be seen up until the end of September, (but possibly longer, that is still to be agreed). The exhibition of the treasures is stunning, and has been worth the wait!

Willow in the Wild Woods by Anna Turnbull

Saturday 1 July - Sunday 27 August

'Discover art in the outdoors. Beautiful rhythmic willow sculptures created by Anna Turnbull hidden throughout the woodland.   

Living in Northumberland, Anna draws on the costal scenery and wildlife around her home for inspiration. In 2008, she started to work with the many varieties of coloured willows grown locally for basketry and the traditional techniques, and started to experiment with the idea of creating willow sculptures. Captivated by the pure organic form, colours and textures of the willows, her passion for creating the unexpected was ignited. 

As visitors walk through the woods they will see a variety of woodland creatures emerging from the trees. A bird swooping upon its prey; a squirrel startled as it scurries up a tree; a pair of red deer engaged in combat.'

Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:17

Ant, Beverley School, Middlesbrough

Made with the children of this special school in Middlesbrough

Friday July 11

The Durham Miner

The Durham Miner, commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

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The Durham Miner

The Durham Miner, commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Friday July 11

Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison commissioned by Morpeth Town Council.

631 hits

Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison commissioned by Morpeth Town Council.
Friday July 11

Miner

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

576 hits

Miner

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Friday July 11

The Miner's Wife

The Miner’s Wife, commissioned by The Woodland Trust. Made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

561 hits

The Miner's Wife

The Miner’s Wife, commissioned by The Woodland Trust. Made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday October 07

Easterside Academy Hare, Middlesbrough

Made with the help of Key Stage 2 pupils.

583 hits

Easterside Academy Hare, Middlesbrough

Made with the help of Key Stage 2 pupils.
Tuesday October 07

Easterside Academy Deer, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

681 hits

Easterside Academy Deer, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday October 07

Children helping to make the dragon at Easterside Academy, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

560 hits

Children helping to make the dragon at Easterside Academy, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday October 07

Easterside Academy Fox, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

395 hits

Easterside Academy Fox, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Thursday November 13

Berwick Hills Primary School Willow Sculptures

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

723 hits

Berwick Hills Primary School Willow Sculptures

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday April 21

Willow Curlew Commissioned by Northumberland National Park

To demonstrate the support of Northumberland National Park for our Sheep Tales Event at The…

631 hits

Willow Curlew Commissioned by Northumberland National Park

To demonstrate the support of Northumberland National Park for our Sheep Tales Event at The…
Wednesday July 15

Willow Hens, Harlow Green Primary School, Gateshead

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

519 hits

Willow Hens, Harlow Green Primary School, Gateshead

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Wednesday December 30

Durham Miner Mark 2

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust, in partnership with Ruth Thompson we remade the Durham Miner.…

399 hits

Durham Miner Mark 2

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust, in partnership with Ruth Thompson we remade the Durham Miner.…
Sunday July 02

Weavers Court Pheasant, Alnwick

Made with volunteers at Weavers Court, Alnwick with Ruth Thompson

140 hits

Weavers Court Pheasant, Alnwick

Made with volunteers at Weavers Court, Alnwick with Ruth Thompson
Sunday July 02

Ferryman, South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland

Made with the children of South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland, with Ruth Thompson. Metalwork by…

134 hits

Ferryman, South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland

Made with the children of South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland, with Ruth Thompson. Metalwork by…

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