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Friday
May272016

Hobby-Horses for Lolland

Minehead Hobby Horse circa 1900, c/o The Museum of Somerset

We are just home from our third contribution to sculpture projects in the grounds of Reventlow Museet on the Danish island of Lolland. The former home of  Danish statesman and social reformer C.D.F Reventlow the house is set in beautiful grounds which this year is home to the sculpture trail for adults and especially children 'Tur i Tiden' (tour in time) curated by the basketmakers and project curators Jette Mellgren and Jan Johansen. The Reventlow estate was formerly the home of a long tradition of horse breeding in the academic horse riding tradition and this provided us - myself and Monica Guilera - with the starting point for our contribution. Combining this local reference with inspirations from the hobby horse folk tradition widespread across Europe, we created a selection of Hobby Horses for visiting children and parents to take out for a ride. There are lots of other interactive works on the trail too so well worth a visit, continues until November.

In 2013 and 2014 we contributed the 'TheWrong Bats', 'Little Fields' and 'View Finders' to the sculpture projects at Reventlow.

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