8 sculptures represent the wildlife and local area and include an
outdoor classroom with a three metre high rocking chair, a wildlifetotem
pole and a giant oak monolith representing the four elements.
designs for the sculptures came from consultation with two schools
Netherbrook primary and Quarry Bank Primary and were constructed
by Groundwork Black Country resident artist Robot Cossey and local
artists Marc Temple, Jacob Willman and Mathew Peak.
Ranger, Jonathan Preston said "This sculpture park has already
had a massive impact on the nature reserve. Attracting a lot of
interest and gives us the added resource of a new outdoor feature.
The classroom will probably become very popular with local schools."
Robot Cossey added "We've had really good feedback and a lot
of interest was generated when we were outside the centre making
the sculptures - the number of walkers and the members of the public
asking about the project and giving us positive comments was amazing."
celebrate the completion of the work, Groundwork will be organisingan
opening event in the Spring and are inviting the children involved
in the consultation to join a walk and talk about the making of
the trail on the 28th January.
Sculpture trail has been developed by roundwork Black Country after
receiving funding from the Millennium Commission.