Scottish artists take part in Norwich tree art trail

Two Scottish artists have made a special trip from Glasgow to create some festive masterpieces for Norwich's tree art trail.

Lucy Fergus and Helen MacVey are among the people taking part in the festive trail that will feature 21 trees. Having driven eight hours from their homes to Norwich, they spent yesterday working on their trees before returning to Scotland today.

Miss Fergus, 28, said: 'I just thought it was a really exciting project and I like the idea of a diverse range of artists getting together to make a piece of artwork that the public can enjoy.'

Much of Miss Fergus's artwork is made from off-cuts from a hairbrush manufacturer, and for her tree design she is using 75 metres of orange garlands she has created from rubber off-cuts. Her tree is due to be featured in the Forum in the city centre.

Miss MacVey, a 29-year-old jewellery designer, said she was using one of her jewellery designs on a larger scale for her tree which will go on display in Aviva's Marble Hall.

'It is a black and silver tree with prints of feathers on it,' she said. 'I think the trail is a really nice idea. It is great that families will be able to interact with the trees, rather than the artwork being in a stuffy gallery.'

Twenty-one trees will feature in the NORWICHRISTMAS Tree Art Trail. They will be on display throughout the city from November 17 until January 6 and some of the money raised from the tree project will be donated to Norwich Open Christmas.

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The trail is a Norwich City Centre Partnership Project being managed by Norwich Arts Centre.

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