H’owl at the moon

This Summer, over 100 owls and ‘owlets’ will be swooping in and nesting throughout the city, for Bath’s sculpture trail.

Taking place from 25th June to 10th September 2018, the trail will celebrate the city’s Roman Heritage. The Roman Baths Temple was dedicated to Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, healing and the arts, whose symbol was an owl. The owls and owlets will be raising funds for some of Bath’s key local charities, including; The Royal United Hospital’s new cancer centre, Bath and North East Somerset’s Young Carers, The Archway Project and The UK Little Owl Project

Combe Grove would like to ask members and guests to join us in sponsoring an owlet that will reside on the estate for the duration of the trail. Members can make a donation for as little as £2 (you may donate more if you wish), in exchange for a raffle ticket. Once the exhibition has closed, we will raffle off the owlet and the winner can choose to take the owlet home or let it continue to reside at Combe Grove.

Combe Down artist, Catherine Beale has been chosen to design and decorate our owlet to reflect Combe Grove’s natural surroundings and acres of woodland. You may have seen Catherine’s work adorning the walls in the manor house or perhaps at the Combe Down art trail. Painting daily from her hillside studio, Catherine’s technique experiments and exploits the behaviours of flowing watercolour pigments in a technique she has called “gravity painting”. This cascading technique enables pigments to mingle and react within running water.

The blank owlet arrived at Combe Grove last month and has flown to Catherine’s studio where she has been busy painting this unusual canvas.

If you would like to join us in sponsoring the owl, head to club reception to purchase your raffle tickets from Friday 15th June.

The owlet landing at Combe Grove