Designed and decorated by: Lizzie Rose Chapman.
Sponsor: Wyth Love from Wythenshawe
The design for Overgrown was inspired by pollination, the bees’ love of flowers and Wythenshawe itself, Manchester’s original Garden City. It encourages you to follow the bees on their trails and explore the green spaces. At the Edible Transport Interchange, anyone can help themselves to the edible herbs grown there and throw them into the pot with their evening meal.
This beautiful Overgrown Bee started its life on the Forum Concourse, in her very own garden, with smaller, but equally amazing, learning bees. Once the summer has ended, she will fly to her forever hive, in Wythenshawe’s Edible Transport Interchange.
The Forum would like to thank the following organisations for their generous financial and in-kind support for this project: Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. Wythenshawe Forum Trust Ltd. Manchester Credit Union. Medicines Evaluation Unit. The National Trust. Gustav Bonnier Holdings. CareConcepts Ltd. Laing O’Rourke. Protective Packaging Ltd. The Manchester College. TanZo-Go. Manchester Adult Education. Cheshire Artificial Grass.
Lizzie Rose is a freelance artist from Manchester. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for Lizzie and shines through her artwork which ranges from colourful paintings full of pattern, to intricate linocut and screen prints to larger scale artworks for murals and sculptures in schools and community settings. Lizzie is passionate about creating opportunities for Manchester’s young people to access the arts, as arts development manager at Gorse Hill Studios and Youth Arts Coordinator for the Trafford based charity, she facilitates art sessions for young people on the Alternative Creative Education provision encouraging re-engagement with learning, self-expression and empowerment through creativity. The work on display in 50 Windows is a tryptic from a series called 'Back in the Tall Grass, Where the Rapids Roar'. The inspiration for paintings came from the Artist innate need to roam free, explore and simply get lost in nature. The paintings are small idylls of the mind, places in which to retreat. Find out more at lizzierosedesign.co.uk or her work can be purchased direct from her Etsy shop Lizzie Rose Studio