The Way Post Project was an artist led community public art project held in the Yorkshire Wolds between August 2004 and May 2005.
The idea of the project was to generate a sense of shared creative ownership in the sculpture. The project involved local businesses, community groups and adults with learning difficulties from two East Riding of Yorkshire Adult Centres: Grovehill Centre and Rawcliffe Resource Centre.
The artists led a programme of workshops in the Wolds village of Millington, in which Service Users from both Adult Centres followed the progress of the sculpture`s construction, and created their own work inspired by Millington Pastures. The groups became frequent visitors to the village and the Pastures, and created work including individually designed and crafted ceramic tiles, some of which have been set into a clear cast resin and can be seen on the four posts at Pasture Gate.
The project was funded by Arts Council England, Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, receiving support from Arts Development *, Highways and Countryside Access departments.
The eleven oak Way Posts were installed by York British Trust of Conservation Volunteers in the Pastures in May 2005 according to English Nature`s guidelines, with sensitivity to the `footprint on the land`.
* with special thanks to the late Barry Nettleton, Arts Development Manager at the time; without his support this project would not have been possible.
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