Formal Garden

Three pieces of the original Extramuros Exhibition were made specifically for Ellesmere and were originally positioned in the Cremorne Gardens. From 2008 - 2012 the three were looked after by Ellesmere Primary School. At the beginning of 2012, we returned and installed these sculptures to the Cremone Gardens to join the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail.

The three pieces are: Bindweed and Ellesmere Pillar, both here in the Formal Garden, and The Ellesmere Chronicle is now located in the Woodlands.

4 Bindweed: Junko Mori and Chris Stokes

Steel 2007

A collaboration between Junko Mori a Japanese artist and blacksmith and Chris Stokes a local blacksmith. A traditional canal boat, laser cut with bindweed shapes, reflects the reclamation by nature of the C19 decorative Ironwork fences in the Cremorne Gardens.

5 Ellesmere Pillar: Richard Taylor

Oak & Copper 2007

Represents a core sample of the Mere through the millennia of its formation. Children from Ellesmere Primary School each created a section of the copper skin. Their words form a poem.

For more information on the history of these sculptures click here: 2007 Extra Muros Sculptures

Click here for: The Woodlands

The Trail continues on the right-hand path around The Mere.