The Giant’s Garden
Lyme Regis Arts Fest
Phoebe Hill (15) with Christine Allison, ArtsFest art coordinator
Responding to the theme ‘Powers of Ten’, Phoebe invested the festival’s small grant in coloured chalks for her two-day event.
She made posters, negotiated necessary permissions and collected reference materials on plants and insects.
She and a friend laid out The Giant’s Garden, chalking a path on the old playground floor and other distinctive features on walls
Once participants’ imaginations flowered, the garden rapidly filled with every form of imagined or transcribed plant.
As a finale, Phoebe climbed a high ladder to complete the scene with an impressive beanstalk and sunbathing giant.
Younger participants gloried in drawing on the walls; older ones recalled childhood pleasures when chalking drawings on the playground.
Arts Award Prize
Arts Award is a national qualification that supports young people (11-25) to develop as artists and arts leaders. It runs in partnership with Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall. This award is given for the best Big Draw project where young people play a leadership role in planning, developing and/or running activities.