Nottingham - Hoodwinked
w/e 19 August 2018
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
With a nod to Robin Hood there are over 30 large robins dotted
about Nottingham each with one eye closed - hence hood-winked.
The exhibition runs from June until September and each robin
has been sponsored by an organisation and decorated by a different
artist or artists. I didn't see all of them although there is
a trail that can be followed but here are a few I spotted on
a walk through the city centre.
"Wheres Robin?" is in the Old Market Square and,
decorated by Kathleen Smith, is sponsored by the Robin Hood Network.
Also in the Old Market Square is Erin Fleming's "Saturday
Night at the Fair" sponsored by the Mellors Group.
On High Street outside Jesse Boot's first major chemist's shop
is "Roots of Boots Robin" decorated by Julia Allum
and naturally enough sponsored by Boots.
"Rocket Robin" sponsored by East Midlands Airport,
was decorated by Deven Bhurke and is situated in Smithy Row,
Cathy Simpson titled her creation "Goose Fair, Goose Fowl"
and sponsored by the Murphy Group it is located in St. Peters
"A Bird in the Hand" near the Albert Street and Castle
Gate junction is by Sue Guthrie and was sponsored by the Nottinghamshire
"A City Built on Wisdom" by Adam Pekr in the Broadmarsh
Centre was sponsored by intu Broadmarsh whilst intu Victoria
Centre sponsored Kathleen Smith's "Nottingham Forest"
on the Upper Mall of the Victoria Centre.
"Ay up me duck" by Koren Holbourn, Claire Thompson
and Anna Roberts is keeping the statue of Robin Hood company
outside the Castle on Castle Road. It was sponsored by Browne
Also at the Castle "The Sheriff of Nottingham" by Jodie
Silverman is standing guard at the Gatehouse thanks to sponsorship
by the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project.
Cavalry Design sponsored "The Green Heart of the City"
at the junction of Milton Street and Lower Parliament Street
where the artist is given as Curious? Nottingham.
The sculpture trail is intended to transform Nottingham into
the playground of Robin Hood, the legend and master of disguise.
Robin Hood of course is renowned for robbing the rich to give
to the poor and in October the statues will be auctioned to raise
money for the Nottinghamshire Hospice - the legend continues.
For more about the project see the Hoodwinked website.