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Richard Layzell: The Greatest

At the Colchester Town Wall

Renowned artist and deep ecologist Richard Layzell, whose own ancestors were uncovered in St Botolph’s Street, returns to Colchester following his residency during the building of Firstsite, and many projects with Colchester Arts Centre, including the legendary Jumbo Rumba and Falling Phoebe.

Along with his collaborator, maverick ecologist Kino Paxton, Richard is delighted to announce the Colchester Town Wall as the GREATEST PUBLIC SCULPTURE IN THE UK. No longer a defence against the followers of Queen Boudica.

This wall is now a vibrant ecosystem, sculpturally incredibly subtle, vast in scale, ever-changing, and until now, completely unrecognised as a piece of great art. Richard will be in residence at the wall side for 3 days, culminating in a special ceremony on the final day, where a special guest will cut the ribbon to complete this extraordinary metamorphosis.

Each day will feature live postings on social media @layzell_paxton sharing fresh discoveries and cementing the new found status of the Colchester Town Wall.
30 June – 2 July

Follow them on Instagram @layzell_paxton for timings and locations.

Produced by Colchester Arts Centre Part of EVER:LAND

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