Cornwall news Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news

MetiNews.Com - The 11,000 handmade tiles were made by residents, artists and even Prince Charles

Cornwall news Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news

MetiNews.Com - The 11,000 handmade tiles were made by residents, artists and even Prince Charles

Cornwall news  Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news
22 November 2020 - 06:15

Breaking News ! A honey bee mosaic mural has been unveiled in St Austell as part of a huge art project to revitalise the town. The Cornish Dark Honeybee tile mural is made up of over 11,000 handmade ceramic tiles. The artwork, which was two years in the making, is the largest Whitegold Project public art commission to date – in a series of 14 to be completed, forming a new artwork trail for the town in the next year. Making-up the mural, which is located in Biddicks Court, are thousands of ceramic tiles made from local St Austell clay, which were handmade by local residents, artists, makers and even Prince Charles at ‘the hive’ workshop space in the town centre. The yellow-glazed tiles depict eleven icons, selected by the local community to symbolise St Austell and the town’s favourite landmarks, which are: the clay country sky tip, the Gribben, mackerel, sheep, pasties, waves, hearts, sun, mines, boats and sunflowers. The Whitegold Project, one arm of the St Austell Project, is named after the financial reward clay brought to the area. Through a variety of activities, the Project is engaging, educating and inspiring people to get involved in ceramics and learn about the town’s clay heritage, to help restore a sense of pride. (Image: Cornwall Live) The concept for the mural was created by Parasite Ceramics and is designed to celebrate Cornwall’s native honeybee and emphasise the importance of sustainability and the environment.

. New mural in St Austell (Image: Simon Heester / Cornwall Live) This new artwork also ties together the Austell Project’s key themes of horticulture and clay, deep rooted in the fabric of St Austell’s heritage, which are playing central roles in the cultural regeneration of the town, re-imagining St Austell. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. (Image: Cornwall Live) The Whitegold Project’s next phase will see 12 more ceramic artwork commissions introduced at locations throughout St Austell between now and June 2021, from works by young Cornish makers, to world famous guest artists. The Cornish Honeybee mural and information about the other temporary and permanent artworks being created in St Austell by leading international artists is available to view via the Austell Project website www.austellproject.co.uk.

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Cornwall news Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news


Cornwall news Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news


Cornwall news Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news


Cornwall news Huge honey bee mural unveiled in town as part of revitalisation project UK news

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