Artist Patricia Dixon took inspiration from Croome Park’s Capability Brown landscape to develop new artworks as part of an audience development project for the National Trust.
MADE supported the National Trust in selecting an artist with experience of using art for place-making. Patricia Dixon is a West Midlands-based artist specialising in fabric and photography, with an interest in engaging communities in heritage and the arts. (She is currently supporting Birmingham City Council to engage more young people in arts and culture.)
Patricia took inspiration from the colours and textures of Croome Park to develop a series of community workshops at this National Trust property in Worcestershire. From the Park’sfloral heritage from across the world, together with the former Second World War hospital, visitors created 1940s ‘land girl’ rosettes, plant pot wraps and decorative kites. Finally, Patricia created a temporary installation for the Park’s Wild Walk.
Majestic Yarns was one of four pilot projects to host arts in National Trust spaces in the West Midlands, funded by Arts Council England.