Circling Partridges - Graciela Ainsworth
Circling Partridges was commissioned to represent ‘Spring’ from the Four Season’s project developed for the Year of the Visual Arts in 1996. A concrete filled-drum is suspended between two steel rings allowing it to rock and move in the wind creating a circular motion. Two steels rods rise from the drum, each featuring a partridge carved from yellow stone. The drum is inscribed with lines of text taken from Julian Grenfell, a First World War poet. Graciela also created text of her own based on the relationship with nature, words and sculpture and a poem.
Follow route for Watergate Colliery;
Continue along the A692 Consett road to the Potters Wheel pub;
Turn left following the signs for A6076 Burdon road;
Following this road, turn left at Hedley Farm Shop, continue for approximately 3/4 of a mile;
Park in the Woodland Trust car park (on your right), cross the road to the Public Footpath, over the stile (carved by Prime Time woodcarvers) and continue up the path to the Circling Partridges;
Beyond there is a seat carved by Prime Time woodcarvers.
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