Sunday, 19 February 2012

Helping SMASH with some art...

YOUNG people have been putting their creative talents to use in discovering Swindon’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.The history tree art workshops have been run by Swindon Mentoring and Self Help (Smash), which works with vulnerable young people.

A half-term project, part of a year-long scheme, concluded yesterday at the Scrapstore, a voluntary recycling initiative in Westmead. The history tree project sees young people discovering, recording and presenting Swindon’s cultural and social history. They have been working with local artists Gina Dunford and Toby Robson on the tree and other works of art.

Smash manager Rob Chappell said: “The young people have really got hold of this project and made it their own. It’s fantastic."

The event was attended by the Mayor of Swindon, Coun Ray Ballman, and South Swindon MP Robert Buckland.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Toby on Swindon 105

I had great fun being interviewed by Chris Brooks of Swindon 105.5 FM regarding my sculpture (with a,lovely plug for the blog too!). A big thanks to him and the team.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Gearing up for July

I have a load of stuff to be getting on with in prep for July - watch the B&W blog for some more info and a promotional video... In the meantime, the PR machine is starting to grind into gear...

Read more here:

Online PR News – 02-April-2011 –Sculpture Trails began its annual Cast Iron Workshops last year. It was a huge success. Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to register for our month long Annual Sculpture Trails Cast Iron Sculpture Workshops July 2011. This is held each year at the Sculpture Trails outdoor sculpture park.... West of England Sculptor Toby Robson is studying stone masonry in Bath. He also has his own small-scale foundry where he works in bronze and aluminum. "The permanence and counter-intuitive subtlety of iron is what attracts me to it as a medium - and Gerry Masse is one of the most enthusiastic and inspiring artists I know of. Being invited to participate this year was an offer I simply couldn't refuse!” Toby Robson, England...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A selection of recent coverage...

Here's a nice write up regarding my recent three weeks at Swindon Artsite:
... with a piccy of me looking tortured and artsy:

The BBC also did a nice piece and have included the following with some photos of some of our Black and White output:

Also covered here (although the link now appears broken - not sure if this is a temporary abberation of whether we can expect normal service to be renewed sometime soon...)