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KAF's carpet trees in need of new home
7:30am Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
THE carpet forest which attracted hundreds of visitors during Kidderminster Arts Festival is looking for somewhere to put down its roots.
The carpet art installation spent the month of August in Kidderminster’s Town Hall and is now in need of a new home.
The forest was commissioned by the festival and paid for by funding from the Arts Council.
Artists Jo and Kate DeBurgh of Planet created the forest out of material donated by Brintons Carpets.
Loz Samuels, Wyre Forest District Council’s arts and play officer said: "A tour would be our ideal. We are talking to some local venues but nothing has been decided yet, so anything is possible at the moment.
“We’re asking local residents, businesses and organisations if they can provide a temporary home to 15 trees made of carpets that are on average five metres high.
“They come with an atmospheric soundtrack so the venue would need a sound system. To get the best effect, the exhibition needs some simple lighting.
“The forest works best in an environment that can achieve semi-darkness and is quiet."
The forest also comes with MP3 soundtracks where the visitor can hear songs and stories from the carpet industry created by Heather Wastie based on memories from people in the Wyre Forest.
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