Sculptural Malham Bus Shelter celebrates the joy of bus travel...
As part of North Yorkshire Open Studios
In the rural village of Malham artist Steve Gumbley drew attention to the joys of bus travel by transforming the local bus stop into a creative sculptural canopy using logs and saplings. The temporary installation, which also includes bus maps and incorporates the existing bench, was used by bemused passengers for nine days.
Steve Gumbley installed ‘Travelling Light’ around the existing bus stop. The installation was one of a series commissioned by Art Connections to launch the sixth North Yorkshire Open Studios, an event where over 120 artists across the region open up their studios across two weekends in June.
Steve Gumbley is an artist with much experience in making artworks for public locations, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide variety of techniques and materials.
Organisers Art Connections, based in Gargrave as part of Chrysalis Arts, encouraged visitors to the open studios in the Dales to take advantage of the public transport and beautiful walks in the area. Such as travelling to the cluster of artists who opened their studios in Malham by using the bus service which runs between Malham and Skipton www.dalesbus.org.