Arnot Hill Park gets a new arts trail

Date published: 14 Apr 2014

Posted by: Joe Pick

Arnot Hill Park Arts Trail

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We hope everyone who made it to the launch of the Arnot Hill Park Arts Trail last Tuesday had a great day out in the sun.

The new arts trail is divided into 3 separate colour coded trails for visitors to explore.  It takes in work created over the past few years, in a series of projects Gedling Borough Council’s Arts and Parks team have done with local groups and schools. Currently, the park is home to over 25 art works including willow sculptures, murals, mosaics, ceramics and stone and wood carvings.  A number of the pieces were made by the participants of City Arts’ Express Yourself programme.

At the launch, our fantastic volunteer Meridith Dickins led a tour of the yellow and blue arts trails.  Meredith took 34 people around the trails, showing them the art work and leading discussion about the pieces.  Young people on our Express Yourself programme helped to design the leaflet for the new arts trail.  You can download the leaflet here.

Leaves in Arnot Hill Park at Night

The pavilion at Arnot Hill Park hosted an exhibition of photographs taken by a group of young people who attended the Express Yourself programme in 2012-13.

Tree in Arnot Hill Park at night

The photographs show Arnot Hill Park at night, and were taken in workshops led by artists Jo Wheeler.  The exhibition will be on tour around Gedling Borough until they find a permanent space for it in 2015.