After highly successful projects in Market Walk and Temple Street Keynsham’s local artists will be at the Festival on Saturday and Sunday with ArtSpace 5.
Find them in their own gallery marquee close to the Love Dance stage at the top of The Park. ArtSpace artists will also be running two workshops for all – pottery and jewellery making, in The Park – look out for them.
Our Sunday resident artist Maya Wolfe once again has designed a package to occupy and delight our youngest participants all afternoon – and, we dare say, their carers too!
Maya Wolf is a Bath based artist whose work spans many forms, from sculpture and site specific installation to carnival costume, structures, puppetry, performance and more. Her quirky, honest style has seen her work showcased across the UK and abroad, to great acclaim. Her use of simple, beautiful materials, often re-purposed, give her work a feeling of character and identity that sparks intrigue in the viewer.
It is her passion for creating art that is accessible, that draws in people of all ages and backgrounds. With many years experience as a practising community artist she offers workshops in a diverse range of media, including willow and recycled and found objects.
Eco Arts in The Park
For 2017 we are pleased to host partnered installations by REAL Technologies – Keynsham’s new alternative energy plant converting organic waste to energy for the national grid – who will be launching their operations to the public, in The park, on the Festival weekend, and the Liberty Rocks Arts company. Its all about what amazing things can by done with waste and recycling.
Liberty Rocks Arts presents the debut performance of their new show Arc onboard the Marie Celestia – a machine that is a mechanical play space, stage set, aerial circus rig and flame thrower. The cabin is full of curiosities and children are invited to sit in the captain’s chair! It was built by a community cooperative project which trained young people in metalworking. This is a flagship project by local artists Ruby Jennings and Juliet Webb.
Arc is an intergalactic detective story, which takes place throughout space and time. A strange and otherworldly culture of people from a destroyed planet are lost in space and looking for a safe place to call home. They have travelled so far and so long onboard a sentient ship, encountering all sorts of mysterious perils and now they have arrived here. Suitable for all ages, rolling performances and family activities bring the ship to life.
The Marie Celestial will also play a part after the Twinning Dance on the Friday night.
On the Saturday, it will be a static art piece to play on. On the Sunday, it will provide rolling interactive performances. Liberty Arts will also have the Stegasaurus with a couple of storytelling actors – which will be mobile around the Park on the Sunday.