Hartford supports local artist Jill Gillings’s latest work
Hartford Homes is proud to sponsor an exciting new work from local artist and sculptor, Jill Gillings.
Working with locally sourced wood and vibrant stained glass, Jill’s creation will consist of three sculptures in total. The trio will take pride of place in the beautiful surroundings of Silverdale Glen later in the year, installed on the several small islands that dot the area’s lily pond.
The pieces will form part of the Bayr Ny Skeddan Art Trail, a community culture project coordinated by Manx artists’ co-operative, The Creative Network. Stretching from Castletown to Ballasalla, the outdoor Art Trail will wind along the historic banks of the Silverburn River, taking in an eclectic array of new works created by local artists.
As well as providing a unique attraction for both Isle of Man residents and visitors, the formation of the Art Trail will realise The Creative Network’s vision to “build a dynamic and changing outdoor art experience, adding to the story of our Island, and its landscape, culture, and heritage”.
Jill’s immense contribution to the Island’s vivid art scene is well-known. Made Artist in Residence at the Sayle Gallery Douglas in 2014, her multi-disciplined approach has produced a distinctive portfolio including portraits, a rainbow of miniature origami birds, and a magnificent 10ft tall sculpture, which can currently be seen in the ornamental gardens of Milntown, Ramsey.
The team at Hartford is delighted to be supporting Jill as she embarks on her latest artistic endeavour.
You can follow her progress over the coming months both here on our website and via Facebook.
For more information on Jill Gillings: www.jillgillings.co.uk
For more information about The Creative Network: www.creativenetwork.im
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