September SAND PALACE ARTS began working with the Neyland community
on ideas and designs for the Brunel Commemorative Bench. The initial
open workshop at the Brunel Festival Weekend introduced the project
and offered an opportunity for the community to get involved.,
many exciting designs and maquettes were created at this event.
From then up until the end of October we ran a series of design
workshops with youth groups, after-school clubs and day centres
in Neyland culminating in an exhibition of all the designs in
Neyland Library Gallery and a final public open workshop design
Robert Jakes worked with all the resulting imagery to create four
designs that incorporated as many of the ideas as possible. These
designs were then shown to the Brunel Festival Committee who decided
upon the Victorian style bench.