ENCHANTED PARKS, SALTWELL PARK, GATESHEAD 2011: COMMISSIONED ARTIST
Enchanted Parks, now in its 5th year, is an innovative after-dark outdoor arts experience developed and co-commissioned by NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Gateshead Council and produced by Magnetic Events as part of the annual NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival.
Enchanted Parks has taken place in Saltwell Park in Gateshead since December 2007 and the event has grown year-on-year with audiences of over 14,000 expected in 2011. It is a sellout every year.
Adrian’s artist’s impression of the Echo Funnel (I love this drawing)
I’m immensely proud of this project… myself and collaborator Adrian Riley dreamt up the Echo Funnel on one of our many recent lengthy journey’s across the Yorkshire Moors and the Parks commisioned us to realise the idea. We then took our idea to the brilliant and highly skilled Scott Thompson (a freelance prop-maker who works out of Q-Division) and I mumbled words like ‘elves’ and ‘patina’ and ‘you know, magical’ – and this is what we collectively came up with.
Here’s a sneaky peak at the beauteous object…
Scott’s realisation of the idea.
And it’s full of unexpected treats… you’ll have to come and stand next to it to fully realise what it’s capable of… trust me, it’ll be worth it…
… you can book tickets and come and experience this performance/art project here: http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/winter-festival/enchanted-parks/book-now