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CHAFF has three permanent art installations in Cheddar

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The Willow Soay Sheep Sculptures on the island in Cheddar Gorge.  In 2018 CHAFF commissioned Sophie Courtiour (Cheddar Artist), who is a Contemporary British Sculpture to create 6 willow sheep, that were to be sited on the islands in Cheddar Gorge.  This was made possible with funding from Cheddar Parish Council and Sedgemoor Council.  They are admired by visitors to our village all year round.  The Parish Council have also paid annually for the upkeep of these sculptures.

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In 2018 Cheddar Parish Council offered Cheddar Artists the use of the BT Phone Box in Tweentown, Cheddar. Since then, there has been a new art installation almost every month in the phone box. The installations can be created by anyone in the village. Many of the installations have been by Cheddar Artists. Also, groups in the village have contributed; Cheddar Frist School, Plastic Free Cheddar, WI and many others. The phone box is also used as a venue for Cheddar Window Wanderland.

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Cheddar Artists commissioned two local artists to create two pieces of artwork to celebrate 75 years since VE Day in Europe.  

 

The work by Katrina Atkinson and Sara Parsons should have been one of the features of celebrations in the village in 2020 - until the pandemic. Now the pieces of art are on display in two separate places in the village. One can be found in Tweentown and the other in Bath Street.

 

The work was sponsored by Cheddar Parish Council and Sedgemoor District Council. 

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