Onya McCausland has been commissioned to work with the process of decommissioning Place, which was part of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail for 29 years, where she oversaw the burning of the iconic oak sculpture and its recycling into charcoal using traditional methods.
From the resulting charcoal material, an online archive of artworks produced by members of the public will be created. Samples of the charcoal will be available for collection from three locations over the coming months. Charcoal will be available from the Material Museum vitrine outside Hardwick Gallery from Tuesday 12th January until Friday 5th February between 10am-4pm, and a limited edition of 100 bags of charcoal will also be available at Beechenhurst, the Forestry Commission site in the Forest of Dean, on the 23rd and 24th January.
Members of the public are invited to upload their works to the Charcoal Works Archive, an online repository of artworks. There will be contact information at each collection point and you are invited to register your participation via the link http://firstname.lastname@example.org