Biteabout Arts

Anna Turnbull

Anna Turnbull

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

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

Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:03

Weavers Court Pheasant, Alnwick

Made with volunteers at Weavers Court, Alnwick with Ruth Thompson

Inspired by the flora and fauna of the National Nature Reserve I have designed a series of sculptures to be created for Lindisfarne's Nature trail. We had the third of our six planned volunteer sessions making the sculptures yesterday

Some talented volunteers have made a fantastic job of helping to create the sculptures so far. Some have been keen to return and do more and enjoyed the opportunity to be involved. They are all proud to think that their work will be on the island and look forward to seeing it when the trail is complete.
 
To date we have a Lapwing and a Short Eared Owl completed. Two female Eiders and eight ducklings are just about finished to complete the creche. Yesterday we started the Helliborine Orchid and the Fritillary Butterfly. There are still some Brent Geese, Swallows and an Artic Tern to be made in the following sessions.
 
My husband Richard has made the metal frameworks, and I have also involved the local blacksmith, Stephen Mather of Holburn Smithy, in the construction and welding of some of the larger frameworks.  
 
If you would like to be involved, then please contact Sarah 

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I have thoroughly enjoyed the last few basketry workshops at The Cheviot Centre in Wooler.

Here are the group from this last weekend - what a fantastic range of baskets!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:40

Scottish Felters Summer School 2017

I am delighted to have been asked back to teach at the Summer School where there is a packed week of inspiring workshops. Take a look, you might like to join us!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 19:06

Felt Hanging, Year 4, Amble Links First School

The children made a fantastic hanging inspired by Henri Rousseau's Jungle Paintings. I love their animals!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.…

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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

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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…

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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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