Mosaic art to be unveiled in Telford Town Park
Mosaic artist Jackie Coyle and artist Jean Mills are unveiling a new public artwork in Telford Town Park this Friday.
The 70ft long mosaic has taken its inspiration from the trees in the park and is a celebration of nature. Produced in sections, the piece has joined to create an interconnecting artwork that flows the length of the curved wall in the Teenage Activity Area Youth Amphitheatre. Being mosaic, the artwork shimmers and sparkles at different times according to how the light falls on it.
Groups of local school children, TCAT students, members of the Wellbeing Arts Group which meets at The Place, Lightmoor Youth Group and members of the Skills and Enterprise Hub in Horsehay have all helped to create the artwork.
The mosaic, which has taken nine months to create, has been co-ordinated by Telford & Wrekin Council’s Active & Creative Communities Team and paid for out of Heritage Lottery funding that was awarded to the Council in 2010 so that it could progress its plans to improve park facilities for people of all ages.
Councillor John Minor, Telford & Wrekin Council member leisure, green spaces and parks, said: “We are blessed to have such a wonderful park in the heart of our borough, and it is lovely to see so many people coming together to create this artwork which takes its inspiration from the surrounding parkland. Visitors will be able to enjoy the mosaic and then take a walk around the real thing. Fantastic work by all involved.”
Councillor Minor will be joining the artists and representatives from all the groups that helped to create the artwork at the unveiling on Friday 10 November at 1.30pm.