Sculpture Trail

posted Fri 23 September 2022

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During the pandemic local ceramicist Giles Summerhays was inspired to produce portrait sculptures of heads of well-known people and those who had an important role during the Covid crisis. All the heads are fired to 105°C and then waxed, making them suitable for inside display. His aim was to auction the heads in order to raise money for charity.

In association with Farnham Maltings, some heads are now displayed at the Maltings (in the Undercroft, store and riverside café), and in addition a trail has been made with further heads in various institutions around Farnham.

You are invited to follow the trail, to identify the heads and to enter a competition prize draw. Entries will be assessed at the beginning of November, and all correct entries will be entered into a prize draw. One winner will be selected at random and will win a cash prize*. Entry cards will be available at any of the venues, and completed cards should be dropped to the Maltings Box Office or sent via post.

Through an auction you are invited to bid for a head with all the money raised going to WWF, Greenpeace, or Farnham Maltings and The World Craft City Farnham charities. The reserve price on each head is £300. Auction bidding sheets are available at the Maltings and should be left at the Box Office or sent via post.

Sites around Farnham participating in the trail include New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Herald, Farnham Library, Farnham Museum, Farnham Pottery, University of the Creative Arts (UCA) and Making Matters (pop up) in the Lion & Lamb Yard. Please note, that most venues are closed on Sundays, and some on Mondays as well.

*Only one entry per person. The competition and auction bidding will open on Sat 01 October and close on Mon 31 October at 5pm. The winner will be notified by Mon 07 November 2022.