The initial aim of the Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative is to populate a trail around the Ellesmere landscape with sculptures produced during three annual international symposia.
Each symposium is held at a specific location and with specific materials; both reflecting a major aspect of the unique area around the town.
2009 symposium, based in a local sand and gravel quarry, used glacial boulders from the quarry.
2010 symposium, based in the Canal Maintenance Yard, used wood and metal traditional to canals.
2011 symposium will be based by the Mere in the Cremorne gardens and will use wood mainly from local trees.
(click on each year below for further details)