Illness prevented me from witnessing much of the work that went into installing ‘Murmuration’ – a new installation by Laura Ellen Bacon which has certainly transformed the facade of the Holburne Museum.
She’s been helped by an army of dedicated volunteers who helped prepare the Flanders Red willow – grown and harvested locally – which was soaked to make it pliable enough to be shaped into panels.
These have then been woven into the final structure.
Certainly visible from the Great Pulteney Street approach this intricate and dynamic installation certainly brings to mind the murmuration patterns of vast groups of swallows and starlings.
The sculpture will relocate to a permanent home in the Holburne’s grounds in the autumn. It’s part of a series of contemporary installations at the Holburne which are supported by the Arts Council.
A note for your diary. Laura will be discussing her work – past and present – at the Holburne on Friday September 4th at 7pm. Tickets £10/8. To book call 01225 388569.
More information about the Holburne on www.holburne.org