A picture paints a thousand words, and we like to think that spectacular sculptures, statues and street-art does the same!
This week, we sent you, our local agents, out on an art-spotting mission to seek out the weird and wonderful artwork from around your neck of the woods. Here are our top picks for your Amazing Art Finds across the UK!
Our No. 1 Art Find
Location: Sneinton Market, Nottingham
Submitted by: Nigel Sarsfield
Artwork Notes: Amazing spray art – there’s a graffiti shop here so it’s not surprising there are plenty of great artworks in the area!
Congratulations to Nigel – you’ve won the Sketching Starter Kit so it’s time to get creative!
The Best of the Rest
Location: Isle of Wight
Submitted by: Beverley Giles
Artwork Notes: Found peeping out of the trees along the Red Squirrel Trail between Sandown and Newchurch.
Location: Market Square, Bromley, Kent
Submitted by: Katherine Rider
Artwork Notes: Lovely Charles Darwin mural, marks the fact that Darwin lived in Downe for many years.
Submitted by: Chloe Higgins
Artwork Notes: This art mural has been painted at the Northern way pub in Preston. It’s about coronavirus. Chloe says: “It’s a very moving piece of art work from my point of view as my mum is a nurse and works for the NHS on a covid Ward. She has also beat the virus herself.”
Location: Shenstone, Nr Lichfield
Submitted by: Jade Prince
Artwork Notes: This fallen tree has be re-sculptured into a fish beside the Bourne Brooke on the Lammas Land, Shenstone, near Lichfield. He also has a few dear friends on the other side of the water.
Submitted by: Sandra Bird
Artwork Notes: These guys are always hanging around outside a pub in Oswestry.
Submitted by: Jane Young
Artwork Notes: Ramsgate on the entrance to a now unused lift from the west cliff tops down to the beach.
Location: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen
Submitted by: Susan Middler
Artwork Notes: It looks like this poor guy is stuck on a clue 🤣
Submitted by: E Alvey
Artwork Notes: Phlegm’s art appears all over Sheffied. It’s art like this that makes me love this slighly downtrodden city.
This beauty is opposite Mount Zion on Westfield Terrace, Sheffield.
Submitted by: Helene Grandison
Artwork Notes: This shark is on the Honeybourne Line in Cheltenham. Really clever.
Submitted by: Martin Thirkettle
Artwork Notes: This is an illustration of some of the prominent buildings in the Norwich skyline painted on the side of a building in Castle Street, Norwich.
Our Trail Writers’ Top Picks
TOP L-R: Callington, Cornwall – Callington is well know for its murals – this is one of several which depict the history of the town. Nr Maenporth, Cornwall – Nature’s Art! Digbeth – just one of several amazing artworks you’ll spot on the Digbeth Treasure Trail!
BOTTOM L-R: Lower Largo – Malagan Scultpure – amazing art by Alan Faulds who paints on driftwood. Poplar, London – The Traffic Light Tree! Truro, Cornwall – part of a fairy village hidden away in a small woodland.
Your Next Assignment!
Your fourth MISSION is now live! You have until 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th November to shout loud and proud about your local… events, eats and traditions!
We want to know all about what goes on down your way. Whether it’s entertaining events and traditions that take place where you live or strange recipes and delicacies that originate from (or only exist in) your hometown, let us know!
rachelfoxton 19th November 2020
Posted In: Challenges