Last Tree Dreaming

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This is a piece conceived and directed by Sculptor Barry Cooper working with Wood Sculptor Anthony Rogers, Engineer Grant Gellatly, Producer Azeema Kaffoor.

Stourhead Gardens donated an 80ft Oak tree to Frome Community College in 2013. The tree featured in a painting by JMW Turner in 1798 ‘View Over the Lake at Stourhead’ when it was 30 years old.

The sculpture became a symbol encouraging us to plant trees and lamenting the environmental destruction of our planet’s forests; it is dedicated to Aboriginal Australian Walkabout Songlines which celebrate the fact that human beings belong to the land they are born into.

Working with the young people of Frome Somerset and funding from the Heritage Lottery, the tree was transported 10 miles across the Wiltshire/Somerset border to be re-elected on the campus of Frome Community College in 2016.

Young people carved their dreams into prepared niches stretching up and around the tree from the base.

The ambition of the project is that Frome’s Community in the spirit of Aboriginal Dreamtime should walk from the re-erected Oak tree 15 miles (through Roddenbury Ironage hill fort on the Longleat estate and Parkhill Ironage hill fort on the Stourhead estate) to the tree’s Conception Site just outside Stourhead Formal Gardens.

Documentary: https://vimeo.com/217981808

Barry Cooper

Artist statement I have been working as a painter since 1970 and have had several one-person shows in London through the early and mid 1980s. In the autumn of 1984 I undertook a year‘s Artist in Residence programme at Frome Community College that began ...

Near Bath Road, Frome, Somerset, UK

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