Faceless is an arts-based organisation which aims to increase access to arts in the outdoors. The company has been working as one of the Trust’s creative partners on two wire sculpture projects. Find out more about the projects below.
Inspire wire sculpture project
Faceless has worked with the Trust’s Inspire art group, which meets at Fieldhead, on a special sculpture project.
The group, which was made up of inpatients from acute and low secure services and community services provided by the Trust, aimed to engage with the group in producing individual sculptures which they would take home or display around the Fieldhead site. The workshops then culminated in producing a life-size sculpture that could be displayed in the Caring Garden at Fieldhead.
Faceless delivered 2-hour long sculpture workshops using aluminium wire to create figurative sculptures approx 40cm high. Participants were able to explore form, scale and proportion whilst producing beautiful pieces of sculpture. Work on the life-size figure also involved using aluminium wire but using a much thicker gauge. It was decided that for the larger sculpture the group would make a tree. This tree is now used as part of the overall experience of accessing the Caring Garden and the labyrinth. Visitors are invited to write their experiences down and hang them from the tree.
The project gave participants the opportunity to take part in a new creative activity alongside professional artists.
Wired for Wellbeing
The Wired for Wellbeing project worked with service users in Wakefield and encouraged them to explore what makes them happy, turning their ideas into aluminium sculptures. Creations from the project are going to be part of an exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which will be officially opened by Cllr Thompson on Monday 17 February. The display will remain at the park for members of the public to view until Friday 21 February.