|2010 ‘Artists in Common’ Trail Blazer Award
We were chosen for the Trail Blazer Award again this year, selected from over 1500 venues across the country. The only other venue to receive this award twice is the National Gallery.
The theme for the day was “Artists in Common”. We based each art activity on different works of art from the National and Tate Galleries. We wanted to help people young and old to connect with our national art treasures, to see copies of the works, be inspired and then create their own work based on what they saw. Each gazebo displayed a work of art and was labelled with the artist’s name and the activity: Rembrandt’s Self Portraits, Gainsborough’s Mr and Mrs. Andrews Photo-Op, Dadd’s Flower Fairy Wishes, Stubbs’ Horses in Action. Thirteen hundred people came to enjoy the Common and ‘have a go’ at the thirty different art activity gazebos (assisted by over 170 volunteers). We were able to raised £2500 for The Trustees of the Commons.