Friday, July 10, 2020

Local willow artist creates bespoke sculptures for new Christmas trail

Lincoln-based willow artist Alison Walling is creating a series of bespoke installations for the new light trail Christmas at Belton.

Running from 28th November – 30th December, visitors can discover a magical mile-long trail within the National Trust Gardens of Belton House, Lincolnshire.

Walling is creating a total of 12 sculptures, based the popular Christmas carol, Twelve Days of Christmas, woven from willow which has been grown locally in Lincolnshire. Each piece will be two metres high and tower above visitors as they wander along the after-dark illuminated trail.

Set within a fairytale landscape which includes a Cathedral of Light, immersing visitors in over 100,000 pea lights an illuminated Flower Garden, a flickering Fire Garden, a Dutch Garden Light Show as well as a Mistletoe Moment for making memories; visitors will be able to experience the historic deer park like never before.

Alongside beautiful illuminations will be soundscapes from Singing Trees to an Avenue of Trees; programmed to synchronise with music to create a multi-sensory experience for visitors.

“When people ask me which sculpture I have enjoyed making most, I always reply, ‘the next one’ as I get great inspiration from working out how to build new pieces. I also really enjoy making birds, so this commission is perfect,” said Alison.

“I have been inspired by old Christmas card illustrations and the number fonts themselves which are an important part of the theme.

“Willow illuminates so beautifully as it is partly transparent and casts wonderful shadows of intricate patterns, so the lighting will add a very dynamic and creative element to the sculptures,” she added.

Christmas at Belton is produced by events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music, in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative Limited.

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