Help to make an environmentally friendly sculpture and learn how to make Rammed Earth structures

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    Volunteers wanted:


    On Hengitsbury Head in Bournemouth: Sunday 22nd April – Tuesday 24th April


    A temporary monument to time

    For the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe 2018, Sculptor Briony Marshall is creating a site-specific performance in which earth from Bournemouth will be collected and then transformed through ramming into a distinctive geometric sculpture: a temporary monument to time.

    The performance will involve digging earth from the White Pits area. This will create optimum conditions for the Natterjack toad to mate. We will transport the earth to just below the high point of the headland where it will be mixed with natural pigments and rammed into a very large wooden box. This is a green building technique that can be used to make small structures in your garden or even a self-build home.

    On Saturday 28th April, the box will be opened up to reveal the 8 foot tall sculpture.

    We are looking for volunteer to do either 2 hour or 4 hour shifts from 10 – 6pm each day.


    will not be doing any building work, but will explain the project to passers by and keep an eye on the equipment and tools to ensure everyone’s safety when the diggers and rammers are busy inside the structure or moving around


    will be doing fairly strenuous work, will need good solid shoes (steel toed ideal but not essential) and should bring gloves (such as garden gloves if they have them. Other personal protective equipment will be available onsite).

    DATES: Sunday 22nd– Tuesday 24th April

    TIMES: 2 hours shifts from 10am – 6pm daily

    CONTACT: Briony Marshall 07956 107 893

    A BEAF (Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe) Festival Commission 2018

    With the collaboration of the Arts University Bournemouth’s Architecture Department

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    Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset