Make and Mow

Make a mark on a Bristol park

As part of the Earthed Weekender we invited members of the public to submit their design for a 30m circle of land-art on Ashton Meadows, the green space opposite the Create Centre.

We wanted members of the public to take inspiration from the Earthed Exhibition and Ashton Meadows itself to create a stunning new design for a large-scale piece of land art. The winning design was mown into the grass circle at the end of Big Green Week, making the art visible for all who visit the site as well as the tens of thousands who pass over on Brunel Way each day!

Congratulations to our winner Elena!

Winning entry to the Make and Mow competition
Winning entry to the Make and Mow competition

Coming Together Mankind Earth Life Junction

Second place was number 29 and third was number 13. Land artist Mick Petts says:

“All three were chosen for the inclusion of interestingly shaped paths inviting people into the area of long meadow.
The winner was chosen for the strength and clarity of the design and the combination of geometric and flowing lines”

On Sunday 22nd June 2014, a team from Earthed spent the afternoon mowing our winning Make and Mow design into the long grass at Ashton Meadows. Our winning artist Elena was on hand to see her design ‘Coming Together Mankind Earth Life Junction’ take shape as Mick and the team triumphed against broken mowers and a very hot sun!

The design was finally mown in thanks to the help of passers by and local institutions. Penny Johnson and her dog Woody were instrumental in procuring a replacement mower from Bedminster Cricket Club and the Riverside Garden Centre provided another. Our thanks go out to them and everyone else that helped out.


Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and who voted for their favourites. 

See the rest of the designs in the gallery here.

Your design could go here
The space before the design was grown


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