Wellington Arts Collective

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16/10/2022

Have you been up the Wrekin recently? Last month a new art piece titled 'The Sky Begins At My Feet' was installed with an official unveiling with representatives from Telford & Wrekin Council and the artists in attendance.

Earlier this year Telford & Wrekin Council appointed Wellington Arts Collective as the successful applicant for a public art commission for the Wrekin.

The commemorative public art piece was installed at the summit of the Wrekin last month and integrated into the existing structures at the summit as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 legacy.

Wellington Arts Collective, a collection of Wellington and Telford based artists, designed and produced community inspired pieces of work which were officially unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire and the Mayor of the borough of Telford & Wrekin on the top of the Wrekin on Thursday 9 September. The artwork was created using stoneware clay ‘relief tiles’ placed around each of the existing structures on the Wrekin to fit into the historic landscape.

The clay tiles were made using two design themes. The first theme includes seven individual relief portraits made by artist Sharon Griffin which acknowledge, identify and celebrate local heroes and heroines representing the rich diversity and heritage of the people who live and work in Telford, either past or present.

The second theme includes highly decorative smaller relief tiles and have been made by local community groups and school children facilitated by a number of workshops including at Telford & Wrekin Council’s High Street Celebration events in Wellington and Southwater which took place earlier in the year.

Many members of the public who have seen the installation of the tiles over the past few weeks at the Wrekin have expressed their interest in the piece and we are delighted that art in this setting can inspire and spark interest for local residents and visitors to the area. Telford & Wrekin Council are very grateful to the Raby Estate and Historic England for their support in the ex*****on of this project.

More information about the artists can be found at www.wellingtonartscollective.co.uk

16/10/2022

Wellington Arts Collective The Sky Begins At My Feet.

Photos from Telford & Wrekin Council's post 16/10/2022

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Photos from Wellington Arts Collective's post 23/05/2022

What an amazing event 🙌👏👌🤘

brought the creativity this weekend in the towns square. Thanks to all those that got involved in the creation of tiles for our Wrekin Project - The Sky Begins At My Feet. It's certainly building momentum now!
https://www.wellingtonartscollective.co.uk

Photos from Wellington Arts Collective's post 23/05/2022

Beautifully designed tiles for our 'Wrekin Project' from Severn Hospice.

Arts | Wellington Arts Collaborative | England 23/05/2022

Arts | Wellington Arts Collaborative | England

https://www.wellingtonartscollective.co.uk

THE SKY BEGINS AT MY FEET
We have recently been successful in being selected by Telford & Wrekin Council to design and produce a sculptural piece of work for the top of The Wrekin and we are inviting Year 6 pupils in primary schools and a range of diverse community groups to be part of the project that will see individuals' work displayed publicly for many years to come.
It will enhance the already-existing features of The Wrekin, and will aim to enrich the experience people have when visiting the site, which is famous for having the most diverse geology found in the world.

Arts | Wellington Arts Collaborative | England We Wellington Arts Collective. A group of professional artist makers and educators. We all share a connection to Wellington, Telford.

Photos from Wellington Arts Collective's post 23/05/2022

Just some of the lovely tile creations from Arty Party for the 'Wrekin Project'.

09/05/2022

We are a collective group of professional artist makers and educators. We all share a connection with Wellington, Telford.
We span the creative mediums in Clay, Paint, Collage, Wood and Metal and the Written word. We have many years experience of working with a vast array of community groups. Together we aim to provide high quality arts to our local communities and to strive to put Wellington on the map as a thriving artistic Town.

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