Lakes Alive - The Future
The Lake District National Park Authority has today announced the conclusion of its annual cultural event - Lakes Alive.
7 to 8 September 2019
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 10pm, Plastic Makers Workshops: Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 6pm
New Road Common, Kendal, LA9 4AY
Deer have magical, fantastical qualities and White stags, (also known as Harts) have made many appearances in literature representing a catalyst for change. This illuminated Hart, made from recycled plastic, highlights the issues of plastic pollution, recycling and the climate emergency that threaten our current reality.
Hart is one of two Stags in Cumbria examining the way we interact with our environment.
The Hunted, a stag of roots and earth created by Sally Mathews currently resides at Grizdale Sculpture Park, posing a stark juxtaposition between nature and plastic.
The Hart will be juxtaposed with Sally Matthews stag sculpture made of roots and earth being shown at Grizedale Sculpture Park during the festival period, raising questions and exploring the contrast between earth and plastics, rural and urban.
We are grateful to Veolia for kindly loaning the Hart of London for the Lakes Alive Festival.