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Return of Extramuros sculptures

Extramuros, a Spanish word that literally translated means ‘art outside walls’, was an exposition initiated by Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative in 2007 where international artists from Spain, Portugal and Britain were commissioned to create sculpture pieces relating to their local landscape. All the sculptures were exhibited in Cremorne Gardens and Castlefields area in 2007, and then travelled to Portugal and Spain the same year. “It’s all about taking art to places where it can be enjoyed by a much wider and more disparate audience” said Trudi Graham, from Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative.
Three pieces of the original Extramuros exhibition were made specifically for Ellesmere and had originally been positioned in the Cremorne gardens. Since 2008 these three pieces have been looked after by the Ellesmere Primary School. 
Now, at the beginning of 2012 we have returned and installed these sculptures to the park to join the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail.
 
The three pieces are:
 
Bindweed by Junko Mori and Chris Stokes   (sculpture No 19 on Trail Map)
 
 

NEWS - February 2012  Sculpture moves to it’s final home

'Ellesmere Pillar' been sited at Ellesmere Primary School since returning back to Shropshire where the pupils have been enjoying this artwork with an international twist. The piece has been moved to its final home in Cremorne Gardens where it will sit with the other sculpture pieces already delighting visitors. Richard worked with children of Ellesmere Primary School when creating this piece, each pupil made a copper letter to form a poem which was included as part of the sculpture.

Extramuros – a Spanish word that literally translated means ‘art outside walls’ was an exposition initiated by Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative in 2008 where international artists were commissioned to create sculpture pieces relating to their local landscape. “It’s all about taking art to places where it can be enjoyed by a much wider and more disparate audience” said Trudi Graham, from Ellesmere Sculpture initiative.



Ellesmere Pillar by Richard Taylor (sculpture No 21 on Trail Map).


 
The Ellesmere Chronicle by Irene Brown     (three part sculpture No 20 on Trail Map)