Worcestershire is a farming county so it seems fitting that one of our tributes to the monarch should reflect our heritage
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Worcestershire’s Baa-rmy Jubilee Portrait
ARTS TRAIL CREATES LIVING PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN WITH SHEEP
Some 200 sheep will be herded across the Malvern Hills to create a moving portrait of the Queen – quite literally.
Will Halford, a sheep farmer and performance artist, will work with his flock and several sheep dogs as part of the Worcestershire Art’s Trail which is being held over the Jubilee Bank Holiday (1st to 4th June 2012).
Starting at the northern end of the hills, Will will initially create a portrait of the Queen as she looked when she first ascended to the throne. The sheep will then be herded across the Malvern’s to form the final portrait of the Queen as she looks now. The process will last the entire four days of the Jubilee Celebrations.
More than 74 artists across 48 locations have signed up for this year’s Worcestershire Arts Trail. Over 10 of the artist’s involved are creating unique portraits of the Queen which will be on display to the public completely free of charge during the event.
Commenting on the unusual portrait, Worcestershire Arts Trail, organiser Sarah Jones said:
‘Anything that gets people talking about art is a good thing. Worcestershire is a farming county so it seems fitting that one of our tributes to the monarch should reflect our heritage. It’s great to put a different spin on things”.
One of the main aims of the Worcestershire Arts Trail is to debunk some of the myths about art such as it being expensive or out-of-reach for most people.
To find out more about what else is on offer on this year’s trail, visit www.worcsartstrail.org
For further information contact Sara Stewart at Mad As A March Hare on 01684 575207 or 07833 467774
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