Hackney Gazette article about Beecholme
Story Jon Dean Photo & reportage OLIVIA HARRIS
BTW: Tim Norris calls the benches "sculptural benches", not artistic benches.
I should note another typo on the print version, corrected in the online feature:
the artist who designed and will be constructing the new bench
is sculptor Tim Norris (RSBS) and not Tim Morris.
The Gazette have the corrected feature
Friday, February 4, 2011
"Members of the Beecholme Tenants’ and Residents’ Association have spent the last two years painting, planting and fundraising to smarten up the estate in Prout Road.
Now they are ready for the next stage – three sculpted benches designed for them by well known sculptor Tim Norris.
Mr Norris, who calls the benches “artistic furniture”, said: “What is interesting about this project is that it is led by the residents themselves.”
He hopes to have the first new bench in place by March...."
For the full history of the bench with sketches and photos see the Sculpture page:
which also has info on several other improvements made by the TRA
as part of our Visual Environment Project
artwork on the bins, signage and more.
The "Grounds 1" and "Grounds 2" pages of this blog show the new planting on the estate from design & planting by Wendy Allen Designs with the Grass Roof Co. and with lots of photos of the beds, from bare earth to completed beds