Barking Park is a sculpture originally created for the Folkestone Triennial by Pae White as a work of social sculpture, providing both a practical public use and a genuine spectacle to stop passers by in their tracks. After some time it was clear that the sculpture was in need of some rebuilding in fact total refurbishment and replacement in some areas.
Using our local chestnut coppice supplier contact we rebuilt the log climbing structure, made two new log benches and renovated all the other areas within this small park. The flint grit we laid down really finished off the works nicely and its great to see people (and dogs!) enjoying it once more.
As a footnote ARC produced a signage scheme which labeled, with special circular plaques, all of the the sculptural artworks in the Trienial collection.