Castles Follies and Elephants is being developed with Kielder Arts and Architecture which is a visual art programme at Kielder initiated by the Kielder Partnership, a forerunner of the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust that now runs the programme. Over the past 16 years they have worked to reflect on the landscape around Kielder Water & Forest Park to create a home for a unique collection of visual art and architecture with artists such as James Turrell, Wolfgang Weileder and Tania Kovats and architects such as David Adjeye, Charles Barclay and Studio Weave.
Castles, Follies and Elephants is a commission for a series of temporary installations in the grounds of Kielder Castle in Northumberland with Kielder Arts and Architecture. The project, which is being developed in collaboration with artist Oliver Perry, will comprise a series of ‘objects’ installed within the landscape surrounding the castle over the summer 2017. Each has been derived in reference to buildings and landscapes which tell a story of Kielder as one of the last great infrastructure projects. The project has successfully recieved Arts Council funding.