‘New Horizons’ at Brampton Abbotts Farm
A beautiful piece of artwork is now on display at Townsend Farm in Brampton Abbotts.
The piece called ‘New Horizons’ has been painted on the side of one of the barns by Ollie Gillard from Gage Graphics, and was inspired by the Taylor-Davies’ travels to Australia.
Ben Taylor-Davies said: “The artwork is inspired by our travels down under to visit my sister Naomi where the South Australian grain silo art trail (https://www.australiansiloarttrail.com) has turned what was essentially a basic functional grain silo into an incredible piece of artwork depicting the rural landscape of Australia.
“Our love of street art came from visiting my other sister, Jess, whilst she was living in Bristol and admiring all of the incredible street art that is on show there, from the famous Banksy’s to the incredible Upfest festival of street art.
“After chatting with a family friend Simon Glinn (who has worked in the arts world all of his life from Glastonbury through to the Liverpool Philhomonic) and describing what we thinking of doing, he suggested and introduced us to Ollie from Gage Graphics, and from there we designed a brief for a commission.”
The family gave Ollie an extensive brief which included the requirement of vibrant colours to stimulate those with sensory needs, education to show where the farm has come from and the future, inclusion and diversity, to inspire others to create a UK agricultural trail and to make people smile to name a few, as well as to be completed during COP26.
The name of the art work ‘New Horizons’ was suggested by Ben’s mum, Sue, who has seen the farm change over 45 years from a traditional mixed farm, to an intensive arable farm from the early 1990’s and now evolved into a farm for the future.
Ben said: “We truly believe that Ollie has not only fulfilled our brief, but exceeded even our greatest expectations and feel privileged to have such a work of art that we can appreciate every day and allow others to do exactly the same.
“If you would like to find out more or register to be part of the #UKagriculturalarttrail then please register on our website to get the ball rolling and create a fantastic living work of art that links food, art and agriculture.”
The website can be found here: https://www.regenben.com/