On the junction between Kingston, Sturton and Hooper Street, an eye-catching, colourful tree has appeared decorated with garlands, ribbons, beads and wonderful messages.
This Tree of Plenty is the inspiration of the Artist in Residence at Ironworks, Hilary Cox Condron, who was keen to engage with the local community and help them mark their experiences and memories of lockdown.
“Art and nature really helped me through the lockdown period and I wanted to create something for the local community that could be used to stimulate people’s imagination and allow them to think about what they want to take away from the lockdown experience.
“I asked residents to make a Garland of Thanks to put on the Tree of Plenty so they could share who or what has been important to them, give thanks and most of all spread a little joy. The reaction to it so far has been really positive and I am so impressed with what has been created.”
If you would like to know more, get involved, share stories and ideas, or just have a bit of a chat about your lockdown experiences, Hilary would love to hear from you – please email her at email@example.com