Emma the Community Rail Owl
Sponsor: GWR Community Rail • Artist: Keynsham ArtSpace/Joe Tymkow
About the owl Emma the Community Rail Owl has been created to celebrate GWR’s community rail partnership, which involves local communities in their railway through station adoptions, promotions and educational projects. The owl's design marks the 50th anniversary of the devastating flood which swept through Keynsham in 1968. Famous for its fossil ammonites, the Keynsham ArtSpace owl is inspired by the fragility of the planet we live in and the beauty that can be found in water, nature and the abundant diversity of the metals and ores that our planet is made of.
About the sponsor GWR's community rail partnerships work to involve local communities in their railway through station adoptions, promotions and educational projects in Devon & Cornwall, the Transwiltsroute, the Severn Beach Line, the North Downs Line, the route via Salisbury to Southampton and the Heart of Wessex Line from Bristol to Weymouth.
About the artist This is a mixed media submission from several members of the Keynsham ArtSpace Group. All are experienced artists working in a range of mediums including glass, ceramics, painting, sculpture and photography.
Where? Brunel Square, Bath BA1 1SU. Emma will be perched in the wide piazza outside Bath Spa station, probably under a shaded tree...