Creetown’s Creebaby

The Creebaby sculpture will be unveiled next month
The Creebaby sculpture will be unveiled next month

CREETOWN is about to unveil another Sculpture as part of the Inspire Creetown Project. This latest addition to the village is a giant willow baby which stands around 20 foot tall. The Creebaby, a beautifully sculpted metal frame, awaiting the roses and clematis that will become woven around it - growing with time, the baby is alive. The Baby has a doorway in its back so that you can step into it and see the world from the inside out. The sculpture project will be accompanied by a workshop programme.

The Sculpture sits in the Balloch Wood over looking the ponds. Balloch Wood climbs above the village and is an idyllic place to visit, with its beautifully crafted round house, ponds, woodland walks and now the Creebaby.

This sculpture has been created by internationally renowned artist Alex Rigg. He is also known locally for the willow giant at the Wickerman Festival each year that he builds alongside Trevor Leat as well as the recent production of the Tide Machine and many other projects by his company Oceanallover.

The official unveiling will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 12 noon.

As part of Creebaby there will be Sculpture Workshops in the Waverley Hall, Creetown on April 2. There will be two sessions: Drawing with Willow (from 9 am – 12 noon) when participants will make things with willow; and an afternoon session, Drawing what you Feel (from 1pm – 4 pm), when participants will get a chance to draw with different materials found in the wood. There are 12 places available for each session and you can do both. Suitable for adults and young people aged 11+ this workshop is free of charge. This is a unique opportunity to work with artist Alex Rigg. For further information and booking please call Creetown Initiative on 01671 820654.