Haslemere Hares are on the loose! Have you spotted our beautiful ‘Arty the Amesburian‘ yet? Arty is making tracks around the Town and has currently stopped off at a local shoe shop. Where will his next stop be?!
The launch of Haslemere Hares took place on a beautifully warm and sunny day (Saturday 19 May 2018) within the stunning grounds of Haslemere Museum. Arty was on display throughout the day, along with fellow Hares, before hitting the Town!
The Visual Art Department here at Amesbury were very busy back in March, bringing our Haslemere Hare to life. Members of Jewellery Making club and Fashion & Textiles club have all pitched in to create ‘Arty the Amesburian’; a work of Art that celebrates Amesbury School residing in Hindhead for 100 years.
A combination of drawing, painting, collage and hand stitching, our hare tells the story of Amesbury’s move to Hindhead in 1917 and how it has developed over the years to become everything it is today. From the traditional to the contemporary, it tracks Amesbury’s growth through some of its best loved buildings, featuring the renowned Lutyens building, the School Chapel and the most recent addition to the Amesbury estate: the stunning Thomas Visual Art Centre.
Haslemere Hares is the successor to 2017’s Haslemere Hogs. The hares will be on display around Haslemere Town Centre from May until September 2018 – keep a look out for ‘Arty the Amesburian’. Arty will then bounce its way back to Amesbury after jaunting around Haslemere, where he will find his forever home within our grounds.
A big thank you to Mrs Tristram who coordinated the design and production of Arty, who pays beautiful homage to everything Amesbury. Also a huge well done to the following pupils for their contributions:
Mia D, Millie O, Alice M, Charlotte L, Jemima R, Isabella R, Isabelle C, Alice Y, Amelia C, Sophie S, Cecily O, Iona R, Ruby L, Clara R, Alice R.