Second Commission: STONE 5th – 27th September 2014
16th August 2017
Ongoing research: WILDERNEST at the BEACH HOUSE
16th August 2017

First Commission: WOOD 25th – 30th June 2014

Stage 3 - Installing the POSTER POEMS

WHAT REMAINS? Final image from JOHN FOX installed in the gap.


5 Prints on waterproof art paper from original paintings by John Fox and Martin Brockman, mounted on pallet tops.
No. 6 due shortly.

Stage 2 - follow on - studio work

Creating a series of 6 images - large poster poems - which link with the animals on the beach and their stories, created in ink and paint by Martin Brockman and John Fox working in collaboration. They will be hung outdoors on the garden wall by the path leading down to the beach.

They follow a sequence:

At the Rising of the Sun

What Remains?

At Midday

A Dance Unfolds

On Top of the Hill

Darkness Falls

First Artist's Commission: WOOD - MARTIN BROCKMAN

Making woven animals from locally coppiced hazel and willow.

Martin made a magnificent Ghost Elk and the Last Wolf in England.

On Sunday 29th June we had a Community Day when - under Martin's expert guidance - beginners with little or no prevous experience made 4 life sized deer, working mostly in family groups, over 6 hours. These are now installed temporarily on the shore, tucked in under the cherry trees, where they will remain during July and August, close to the Cumbria Coastal Way and its many walkers. Over the weekend we had 105 visitors to the site, and now the word has got out, through live radio interviews, many are heading this way to see for themselves.

"As soon as I saw it I immediately thought 'Warhorse"

COME & SEE: Martin Brockman the sculptor at work

Professional Development opportunity for artists, staff and volunteers working in wildlife, permaculture, community gardens, conservation, environmental heritage and nature networks.

Martin will be in Cumbria for a short residency in June working on the beach creating life size images using local coppiced hazel and willow, clay and driftwood. Come along and see his techniques – from the essential strong armature to the weaving process using green shoots. He is still planning what to make – possibly a raggedy wolf? an elusive otter? a stag? The figures will be a temporary enhancement of Wildernest, a one year outdoor arts project in landscape using stone, wood, water and wind, led by John Fox and Sue Gill of Dead Good Guides.

Martin Brockman is based in East Sussex and has worked on many major commissions including Falkland Centre for Stewardship in Scotland; Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre in Co. Mayo, Ireland; Clay Cargo Initiative on UK canal networks and Chelsea Flower Show 2014!!

For travel directions and parking information email Sue Gill using our contact page. Parking strictly limited. Registered disabled only. The site is a cobble beach, which is difficult underfoot.




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