Flock and Grayling coming to rest near Tees Barrage

Tees Valley Arts is delighted to announce that two exciting artworks interpreting the wonderful and distinctive wildlife that surrounds the Tees Barrage will be unveiled on Monday 11th June 2012.

Flock and Grayling, two unique artworks by local artist Adrian Moule, will be officially unveiled by David Lindo, the ‘Urban Birder’ and broadcaster, who can be seen and heard on BBC programmes such as The One Show, Springwatch, Radio 4 & BBC Breakfast. These artworks have been produced as part of the Green Tees Valley project, managed by Tees Valley Arts and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Flock is a collection of silhouettes depicting birds that can be found at Portrack Marsh (Stockton), and Grayling is a 30ft high butterfly mobile, gently moving in the breeze at Maze Park (Middlesbrough).

This event is a part of a series of celebration and unveiling events on wildlife sites across the Tees Valley marking the end of the highly successful Green TV project. Some beautiful windsocks, designed by artist Bethan Maddocks, will also be on site. Bethan worked with pupils and students in Redcar to create the windsocks, which work as portable sculptures.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Primary School, Middlesbrough, who took part in Green TV and helped develop the artworks will be on site, and will take part in a variety of arts and environmental activities led by artist Adrian and the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. These activities are for everyone to take part in, come along and join us!

Schedule

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9.15 – 9.30 Arrival
9.30 – 10.15 Activity/ workshop at Portrack Marsh
10.15 – 10.45 Official unveiling & launch – Portrack & Refreshments
10.45 – 11.00 Move to Maze Park
11.00 – 11.15 Official unveiling & launch – Grayling
11.15 – 11.45 Activity/ workshop at Maze Park
11.45 Close & depart

For further information, directions to the site and to confirm attendance at this event please contact Joe Dunne, Heritage & Environment Officer, Tees Valley Arts, Melrose House, Melrose Street, Middlesbrough TS1 2HZ

Tel: 01642 264970 or 01642 264651
Email: joe.dunne@teesvalleyarts.org.uk

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.