Future Exhibition

Animal Crackers – sculptures in the park!


Art Exchange

Join artists Clare Iles and Tom Armstrong creating your own sculptures out in Wivenhoe Park.

Using everyday materials, make the animals that feature in John Constable’s 1816 painting of Wivenhoe Park, including his swans, birds and cows. But why stop there? Let’s take this further and invent a few of our own!

With the guidance and support of artists Clare and Tom, you’ll be surprised at how easy – and how much fun it is – to go animal crackers!

Suitable for the whole family – and all materials are provided.

Admission free – all welcome.

This event has been made possible through the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund, which supports organisations and creative practitioners to deliver an exciting range of activities to engage with and bring communities in Essex together.

Image courtesy of Clare Iles, from her residency at The Minories, Colchester in 2023