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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…

Spirit of Ecstasy: Recreating an Icon 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Spirit of Ecstasy: Recreating an Icon

She was originally created in 1909 She’s based on the then company secretary, Eleanor Thornton The owner of the company didn’t agree with her presence,…

A Dutch Jungle Throne! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Dutch Jungle Throne!

The Setting Every year the village of Garderen (Netherlands) is proud to be home to Zandsculpturenfestijn. It describes itself as  ‘Europe’s most beautiful sand sculpture park’ …

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Face to Face

Earlier in May, Simon had the privilege of being one of the artists to take part in The Sculpture Garden 2019; the launch event of…

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Earth Day 2019

,Honouring Earth Day 2019 We’re marking Earth Day 2019, by talking about one of Earth’s (and Tree Carving’s!) most vital resources: Trees! Trees are the…

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Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits 11th April was National Pet Day. We loved seeing all the photos of pets online, daft bunch of animal lovers that we are!…

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Home Is Where The Art Is

Recently Simon was asked to take part in the BBC’s Home is Where the Art is.  In each episode, three artists compete to win a…

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Three Wise Dragons Arrive in Pwllheli

Well, we promised you a year of dragons, and we don’t like to disappoint! So here they are: “Three Wise Dragons”. The Setting The dragons…

At Home in Page’s Wood – Installation of the Sculptures 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

At Home in Page’s Wood – Installation of the Sculptures

Return to Page’s Wood Last week Simon traveled down to London to install the sculpture trail in Page’s Wood that we featured in our blog…