Marion Brandis – become part of the art

Artist Marion Brandis is asking people living in St Austell and the surrounding area to exercise their drawing talent and become part of a new artwork for the town. Located on Fore Street the new sculpture will be covered in porcelain mosaic made from St Austell china clay, shaped into images of the town, its landscape and local plants and flowers.

Marion says: “I am looking for a simple drawing with strong outlines that can be translated into a piece of mosaic for the sculpture. All abilities and ages are welcome.“

We are asking you to help by drawing your favourite detail from St Austell’s town, landscape and gardens.

Here are some suggestions:• Details of remarkable local buildings or landmarks – like the gargoyles of Holy Trinity Church, or the font inside the church, or the Gribben daymark perhaps.

Don’t be afraid to use your imagination or draw from memory.

• Details of a St Austell gardens and its plants – for example an interesting leaf, grass or flower – we can find beauty in nature everywhere.

To be able to use your drawing it must be:

• no more that 15cm x 15cm in size

• simple, bold and use strong lines – using a black felt tip maker onto white paper would be ideal

The artist will use her judgement in selecting artwork to be included on the final sculpture but she will try to use as many images as possible. The sculpture is due for installation in the summer of 2020.

Send a photo of your artwork to or 

by Instagram to @whitegoldproject

or post on our facebook page @whitegoldfest

To be included artwork must be sent by 5th June 2020.

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