Southwark Council have issued a press release with details of the shortlisted artists for the commissioning of a new artwork for Dulwich Park following the theft of Barbara Hepworth's Two Forms in December 2011
Almost a year has passed since the brutal theft of Hepworth's Two Forms (Divided Circle) from Dulwich Park overnight on 19th/20th December 2011.
Quercus robur 'fastigiata'
Head Gardener Ric Glenn writes:
“Dulwich Park's Cypress Oak is found outside the carriageway, on the right just past the bridge over the rivulet (see pic).
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'
(Red) Indian bean tree - family bignoniaceae
Head Gardener Ric Glenn writes: "Dulwich Park's Indian Bean Tree near the picnic area behind the lake is a splendid sight, with its over-sized, vivid yellow-green leaves
The month of May sees the park graduate from the lush greens of spring into awesome displays of colour.
You may have noticed the recent works in Dulwich by street artist Stik – there are two in Court Lane.
Some of you will remember Matthew Gilbey, who was apprenticed to Head Gardener Ric Glenn.
The theft of the Hepworth sculpture 'Two Forms' has united diverse groups of people who would not otherwise have had cause to work together. DPF is planning an exhibition about the sculpture to take place during the Dulwich Park Festival Fair (see below) in a marquee near the site from which the piece was stolen.
The park is suffering from a worrying phenomenon, the incidence of which is on the increase: dogs ripping the bark from trees.
As intended, on 15 November (a mercifully sunny day) a volunteer group from the Royal Bank of Scotland helped begin the major task of clearing the rivulet of duckweed.