Introducing Anansi’s web…..
For the Buxton Fringe, we are going to install a big and bold Anansi in one of the trees in Pavilion Gardens as part of the Up Here sculpture trail.
In west African folklore, Anansi the spider is thought to be the god of all tales. He faces adversity and outsmarts opponents with wit and creativity.
Our Anansi needs a web filled with ‘Stories of Buxton’ to spin amongst the trees. And of course, we want your help to create this!
You can make as many fabric bunting flags as you like to hang from the web, decorated with your own ‘Stories of Buxton.’ Using waterproof media such as acrylic paint, fabric paint or Sharpie help us create a great spectacle weaving in all the things you might see in the park, woods, the ponds, the rivers and sky around Buxton.
Bunting flags should be around A4 size, rectangle, square or triangle, on fabric – an old Pillowcase would work well –
Please leave about 2 inches at the top blank so we can sew your artwork onto the web.
The design will be high up and may flap in the breeze so go for big, bold and bright.
We will be collecting the flags between 21st and 27th of June.