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Radagast the Brown, (Blue and Pink). 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Radagast the Brown, (Blue and Pink).

Isn’t he amazing?! Meet Radagast the Brown!   Simon recently worked on this sculpture of Radagast the Brown from Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. We…

Skulptur Rabatz: A Cacophony of Carvers! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Skulptur Rabatz: A Cacophony of Carvers!

Skulptur Rabatz 2019 certainly lived up to its name! ‘Rabatz’ translates as ‘din’, and with 13 simultaneous sculptures in production, there certainly was a ‘din’! There was…

The Rauschwitz Angel 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

The Rauschwitz Angel

Germany has a big tree carving tradition, and throughout the year there are events, festivals and competitions. We love that we get to be part…

A Bavarian Fairy Tale 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Bavarian Fairy Tale

The Event Every two years friends of ours organise and host ‘Allgauer Schnitzevent‘ in the Bavaria region of Germany. As well as tree carving, there’s…

Viewing Our Lady of Pen Llyn 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Viewing Our Lady of Pen Llyn

Our Lady of Pen Llyn One of the beautiful things about art, is that while the artist may have a vision or message, it speaks…

Our Lady of Pen Llyn 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Our Lady of Pen Llyn

As thThe Commission Every commission has its own story, and some go back further than others. This week our blog is the story behind Our…

A Throne Fit for a King Officer 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Throne Fit for a King Officer

Sometimes you don’t need an excuse like an anniversary to install a piece of art. Do you ever see something you admire and think ‘I’d…

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day

June 25th was Global Beatles Day. Yes, there is such a thing! The day celebrates the ideals of The Beatles, and honours them as individuals.…

Huskycup 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Huskycup 2019

Huskycup 2019 And just like that, Huskycup 2019 is over! After a week of carving by some of the best chainsaw carvers in the world,…

Blood Donor Day! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Blood Donor Day!

  June 14th is WHO Blood Donor Day. The event raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. It is also used…

Huskycup Flashback: Miners & Vikings 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Huskycup Flashback: Miners & Vikings

It canIn a week’s time (8th-10th June) Simon and his wife Liz will be in Germany for The Huskycup. The Huskycup is an annual event…

Arb Show 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Arb Show 2019

Every year in May, the Aboricultural Association runs its flag ship event: The Arb Show. It describes itself as being “A celebration of the science…