Territorial topiary and giant pig captivate at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

By 21st May 2014Uncategorized

Outdoor arts legends the Whalley Range All Stars and Wales’ stars Kitsch & Sync collective drew crowds at one of the country’s biggest events on Sat 17th May with their respective shows ‘PIG’, a giant story telling pig, and ‘Topiary Traumas’, a horticultural inspired dance piece. They were part of Powys Arts Month which continues until the end of May and which this year was managed by Articulture.

Royal Welsh Spring Festival attendees queued in their masses to make like a piglet complete with strap on curly tail to enjoy a delightful story inside of ‘PIG’, situated outside the real life pig pens, whilst the Kitsch & Sync collective ran amok in 1950’s style with surreal hedge (head) dresses on the immaculate lawns and aroundthe horticultural displays.

In the spirit of building long lasting relationships between artists, producers, festivals, local authorities, land owners and funders that create unique outdoor arts for the people of Wales, this work builds on discussions at previous Articulture events. These include ‘The Great Outdoors Conference’ in 2012, as well as the more recent ‘Exploring Partnerships for Outdoors Arts’ in 2014, where outdoor arts practitioners identified the opportunities with working in collaboration with leading events such as the Royal Welsh.

All photos by keith morris ©keith morris 2014 www.artswebwales.com keith@artx.co.uk 07710 285968/01970 611106

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