Willow pattern in place.

Laura Ellen Bacon's completed installation.

Laura Ellen Bacon’s completed installation. Click on images to enlarge.

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.

The art work weaves its way around the central portico.

The art work weaves its way around the central portico.

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.

Laura Ellen Bacon (r) showing volunteers how to weave the sections of willow.

Laura Ellen Bacon (r) showing volunteers how to weave the sections of willow.

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 group of volunteers getting down to making sections of the installation.

A group of volunteers getting down to making sections of the installation.

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