Walk the new ROCLA Art Trail in the parish of Great Linford

View new artwork commissions at Redhouse Park from September 2.

A host of wonderful new pieces of art have been installed at Redhouse Park in the Great Linford parish of MK.

The ROCLA Art Trail – which stands for Redhouse Park’s Own Collection of Lasting Art – officially launches on Sunday September 2 at 2pm next to the Cute Map in the play park on Rowditch Furlong, Redhouse Park, MK14 5FD.

Ten artists were challenged to produce wondrous new commissions and they have exceeded expectations with some brilliant new artwork for the public to enjoy for free.

There are wood and metal sculptures, a mosaic, a pipe sound bench and light sculptures. Each commission has a plaque containing a QR code, taking the observer to a link with more detailed information.

There will be a challenge for youngsters to name the 36 bugs climbing lampposts all over the development. All those who name the little critters correctly will be entered into a competition.

The winner of the draw on launch day will get their own bug specially commissioned for the occasion!

Cute Maps sit inside a concrete pipe at the entrances to Redhouse Park, showing where all the artwork and bugs are located.

This unique Brownfield site, with a chequered history, was originally a rich agricultural location.

The housing development is flanked by Linford Lakes Nature Reserve that has an incredible variety of wildlife, well-stocked fishing lakes and fields with ancient trees.

For further information on the new art trail or the bug competition visit www.greatlinford.gov.uk/multimediaarchive/rocla-art-project

This column was published in the September 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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