Biteabout Arts

Anna Turnbull

Anna Turnbull

To commemorate the Battle of Gallipoli, a battle of huge significance for the people of Hawick, in collaboration with Hawick Museum, I was asked to make two hangings with each of two groups of students at Hawick High School.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:42

Saltaire Festival Sculpture Trail

I was selected to take part in Saltaire Festival as part of the Open Gardens Sculpture Trail. For an Alice in Wonderland -themed Garden I created the White Rabbit woven in white willow and clothed with a felt waistcoat made from the fleece of our Shetland Sheep.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:29

Making a Willow Foal at the Glendale Show

What a privilege - I had my own marquee at the Glendale Show and spent the day demonstrating, working on my Willow Foal. He proved very popular!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:13

First Felt Workshop in the new studio at Biteabout

It was a great experience to hold my first felt workshop here, at the studio at Biteabout. The space is just fantastic!

My article about Cuthbert's cloak has been published!

Cuthbert's relics will now go on exhibition in September 2017, so the cloak and other commissioned artworks will be exhibited soon after this.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:51

Willow Swan, RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:50

Willow Dragon, Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:47

Willow Dragon, Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

My biggest felt commission to date was completed at the end of last year. The felt cloak was designed to be worn for story telling and reflects the life and legacy of an important local figure. It is richly decorated with imagery from the wildlife of Lindisfarne, images from the Lindisfarne Gospels and also from the silks that were placed in the coffin after his death.

Before it was delivered I was able to have some photographs taken of me wearing it at and above Cuthbert's Cave.

It will be exhibited alongside Cuthbert's treasures when they are exhibited later this year in the newly developed areas of Durham Cathedral.

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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