Artist-makers from Liverpool City Region have created ambitious structures from bamboo. Inspired by local themes and landscapes, and organic patterns and forms, they have been experimenting with borinda bamboo harvested from nearby Ness Botanic Gardens and how to combine it with other natural, recycled and recyclable materials.
Brian D Hanlon with Stephanie O’Hara
Commissioned for the Knowsley Flower Show, the Butterfly Wings follow a parabolic twist, like a wing in movement.
Inspired by the cell structure of bamboo under the microscope.
Inspired by the colours and movement of the Newton Show in St Helens, Bamboo Dreams contrasts the natural curves of the landscape with the harsh lines of industry.
The Curve in the Line
It’s about taking a long straight line of bamboo – splitting, curving and weaving it. Creating beautiful curves from a straight line.
An invitation to view things differently, inspired by the incredible views of Wirral Country Park.
Under the Sea
Bringing the waves closer to Southport.
The Lines and the Curves
Straight canes create curves with exceptional strength. A reflection of the Halton bridges, linking communities and industry.
Experimenting with splitting bamboo to create the curve and lightness of butterfly wings.
Inspired by a meadow of wild flowers and responding to the wonderful windy Wirral.
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Created with Walton Youth and Greenhouse Project in Liverpool, experimenting with how to bend bamboo.
Steve Threlfall / Urban Workbench
Customised by Faith Bebbington, Maeve Corke Butters, Becky Bryson, Steve Threlfall, Jo Pocock, Jed Long, Bring in the Fire and Urban Workbench.