Our Blossom was commissioned by Gibside National Trust as part of the Festival of Blossom 2023 with support of Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council.
Helix Arts have worked Artist Megan Randall and local community groups to create a mixed-media art installation in response to the fabulous collection of blossom trees in Gibside’s walled garden.
Artworks were created collaboratively with people from community groups within Gateshead, local to Gibside, with members of the Art Diamonds, Highfields House and volunteers from the Comfrey Project. The installation explores the theme of blossom, both here at Gibside and as experienced by the participants that made it.
This unique project delves into the beautiful and intricate process of blossoming, from buds unfurling into vibrant blooms to the bountiful fruits they produce.
The project highlighted the importance of bees and insects in maintaining the cycle of blossom. These industrious pollinators vital for the orchard at Gibside, found their place in the final artwork, emphasising the interconnected the cycle of nature.