Broadgate Apple, 2014
Site-specific woven willow sculpture
Finsbury Avenue Square
Each month we take a closer look at one of our Broadgate artists; this month is the turn of Tom Hare, the British artist who created our beautiful woven willow apple sculpture, currenlty located in Finsbury Avenue Square.
The piece was created for our Savour Broadgate Season, which explored great food and drink across campus in spring. Now sited in Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate Apple welcomes visitors and passers-by to this iconic space, bringing a taste of nature and fresh produce to our City location.
Tom Hare is a contemporary sculptor whose principal medium is willow. Important large-scale commissions include those undertaken for the Millennium Seed Project at the National Trust’s Wakehurst Place Estate in East Sussex and London’s Royal Botanic Kew Gardens. Other significant site specific works have been created for Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford Upon Avon, and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley, near Woking in Surrey. Forthcoming ventures include Dragons Nest, created by Tom for six-time Chelsea gold medal winner Robert Myers’ Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, due to be unveiled during summer 2015, and a collaboration with RHS multi award winner, Sarah Eberle, in the Breast Cancer Haven Garden at Chelsea Flower Show in May 2015.
For more information about Tom Hare, visit his website here.
Enjoy getting back to nature and feeling creative? Look out for more news on Tom and his future visits to Broadgate, plus the chance to attend one of his workshops.
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