Make your own flower as a symbol of love to show people what a wonderful, welcoming place Rotherham is.
As part of the WOW Rotherham festival, artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich of Walker and Bromwich will be showing ‘Siege Weapons of Love’ a series of inflatable sculptures that combine potent symbols of war (tanks, missiles, guns) with flowers and organic forms. In this sense, these machines of violence are rendered impotent, and instead blossom into symbols of peace and unity. This will include a vibrant, loud and joyful procession on Saturday 16th July around the festival site, which will culminate at a beautiful arch decorated with handmade flowers. On Sunday 17th July, the flowers will be gifted to festival visitors as a symbol of love and generosity.
We’d love hundreds of people from across Rotherham– be they experienced artists, complete beginners or somewhere in between, to get involved and make your own flower as a symbol of love to show people what a wonderful, welcoming place Rotherham is. Flowers should be created in a colour palette of pinks, reds, purples, oranges and yellows. Ideally, they will have a wire structure so that they can be wired onto the arch.
Here’s what you can do if you’d like to take part, as an activity group, school or individual of any age:
Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham S60 2HX
Phone: 01709 829821Email: [email protected]
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