Showing posts with label Arts and Crafts. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Sport and Arts Exhibition - Peg Dollies 2012 at Qube Oswestry

Creating a Crazy Minigolfer for the Qube Oswestry Sports & Arts Exhibition.

At the 2012 Oswestry Games Fun Day on Sunday 15th July the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) & Putterfingers Minigolf course was set-up at Oswestry Leisure Centre. One of the stalls next to the course was a display and 'have-a-go' activity from Qube – a charity based in Oswestry that serves the local community through a number of services including Community Transport, Arts and health, Volunteering Care and Community Facilities.

The "Peg Dollies 2012" Stand at the Oswestry Games Fun Day

The latest exhibition at the Qube Gallery is entitled ‘Peg Dollies 2012’ and will see thousands of Peg Dollies created with a sporting theme to ‘gather’ and ‘perform’ in an Opening Ceremony at Qube. I was told that a previous exhibition of Peg Dollies was made when the Qube centre opened ten years ago and that these creations will be returning as spectators in August! There will be a full crowd of Pegs Dollies created and displayed in the Qube Art Gallery in Oswestry, Shropshire between the 2nd of August and the 8th of September 2012.

Our Peg Dolly Kit

While we were at the Oslympic Fun Day our group of Minigolfers didn’t have time to create a Minigolfer on a Crazy Golf course for the exhibit, we did however get given a sporting Peg Dolly Kit to work with. And so Emily and I tried our hand at creating a Great Britain International Minigolfer.

The completed sporting Peg Dolly GB Minigolfer on his Crazy Golf course (with Oswestry Games Gold Medal) - hi-res photo

Another view of the Great Britain Peg Dolly Minigolfer - hi-res photo

I’m looking forward to seeing photos from the exhibition at Qube Oswestry. The Peg Dolly athletes we saw at the Oswestry Games looked brilliant – there were loads of different sporting activities depicted, with a great fencing duel taking place, athletics, a boxing match and a group of synchronised swimmers!

Last October I also did a bit of Art & Craft for the Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt when I created a Putter King Wobblehead Mascot!