Rollits supports Swerving East in building on Toads success
Del Whitticase with Julian Wild, Donna Ingleby & Pat Coyle.
Rollits responded to support
the team behind a new and exciting follow-up to Larkin with Toads
as they unveiled initial ideas for their project at an exhibition
in Beverley Minster.
Swerving East organised the
event to present the options for a fun, interactive sculpture trail
which will be installed across Hull and East Yorkshire in 2016 as
part of the build up to City of Culture.
Rollits sponsored the
networking event which gave Swerving East organisers the
opportunity to bring together the artists behind the concepts,
corporate supporters of the project and people from the wider
Del Whitticase, one of the
artists involved, said: "The first challenge was in trying to come
up with something that could be better than Larkin with
"The second is that there were
four of us all feeding from the same pond. I was concerned that we
might all be looking at the same things and might therefore develop
similar ideas, but thankfully they are all very
Elaine Burke, Partnerships and
Artistic Director of Three Ways East, the company behind Swerving
East, said: "When we began our search for artists we were inundated
with the most amazing applications from all over the world, which
illustrates the global reach of Larkin with Toads and the eagerness
to be involved in Swerving East.
"The next step is to get the
support of more businesses to fund the delivery of Swerving East
and to take the exhibition to other parts of the region so we can
get the feedback from the communities who supported Toads so
enthusiastically. Our networking event at Beverley Minster was a
key part of that process and we are extremely grateful to Rollits
for their sponsorship."
Julian Wild, who attended the
event with Pat Coyle and Donna Ingleby, said: "We feel that this is
a really interesting concept and can build on the success of Larkin
with Toads, which really captured the imagination of people in the
"Beverley Minster is a
brilliant setting, there are four very interesting ideas for the
project and we look forward to seeing it advance to the next
Further details of the project
can be found at www.swervingeast.co.uk
Posted on: 23/05/2014
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