We also create Community Art. Under the inspirational guidance of Dawn Newlove, Wareham primary school and the Purbeck Centre have been making a ceramic mural to adorn an otherwise blank wall in the refurbished garden of Wareham Library. Young people have painted tiles with scenes/characters from their favourite childhood stories . . . . such a suitable theme for a library garden! Do go and admire their work and the creativity of everyone involved.
Carlotta Barrow has been leading the Sea Life Bench project, inspired by the constant movement of the sea and the life beneath the waves. Stone panels have been prepared with a crest of a wave carved on the top to evoke the rolling waters, with pupils from The Swanage School, led by art teacher Sarah Mulhern developing their designs and carving the panels at the Burngate Stone Carving Centre. We are grateful to Lovell’s Quarry for providing the pre-cut stone panels, to Scott Taylor for carving the waves, and to the Albion Quarry for providing ‘practice’ stone as well as various sponsors – notably the AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The completed panels will be placed alongside the garden path overlooking Swanage pier.