Fine Form Follow Up

Fine Form Follow Up

“100”: Community Horse No 9 is situated in Pittville Park between the playground and Pittville Pump Rooms.

On 7th July a 7’ high moulded fibreglass horse based on a maquette made by local artist and COS Patron, P.J. Crook, arrived at deepspaceworks, primed and ready for painting.

Prior to this the children of Glenfall Primary School and the adult students of Art Shape’s Fine Art courses spent up to 100 minutes creating their designs in response to the Centenary of The Racing Festival by expressing what Cheltenham Racecourse meant to them.

After a call for artists was put out to members of COS, sculptor Beth Forrester and painter Jo Lucas joined forces with coordinator and artist Su Billington at deepspacestudios to faithfully reproduce all of the one hundred works submitted by the children and students.

Many early morning starts and late nights found the artists relishing in a project that has brought many different factions of our community together to execute a feast of celebration artworks into one triumphant piece. 3 weeks later “100” left the studio to be varnished ready for installation and can now be seen in Pittville Park, one of 10 horses that blaze a trail through Cheltenham from Montpellier to the Racecourse 1 August - 16th October 2011.

After the exhibition the horses will be auctioned at the Racecourse for charity. More about the auction and the project can be found on the following website www.cheltenham.artgallery.museum