Giant flowers and zombies for garden

ARTWORK: Neve Williamson with her design for the sunken garden. (d24021174)
ARTWORK: Neve Williamson with her design for the sunken garden. (d24021174)

YOUNG people have been exploring their creative sides by designing sculptures for a town centre green space.

Children and teenagers took part in a workshop at the West Yorkshire Print Workshop to design art for the sunken garden, next to St Paul’s Church, in Newgate, Mirfield.

Sculptor Mark Milnes, who led the workshop, said: “I’ve been working with local children in deciding what the sculpture will look like. We’ve been working in cardboard because it’s easy to translate into steel. The sculpture would be laser cut into sheets of steel which could be sitting in the garden for a long time to come.”

Kirklees Council provided grants for the workshops and for Mirfield Community Partnership to work on the sunken garden.

Mr Milnes said: “We had quite a range of design suggestions. We had a Mirfield zombie and a giant flower that they wanted to be 50m high – but I think you would need planning permission for that!”