Monday, 6 April 2009

Black Beauty?

Stella McCartney's Lucky Spot canters back to Belsay

Stella McCartney's crystal horse sculpture, Lucky Spot, was a much-loved temporary exhibit in the 2004 Fashion at Belsay exhibition. It remained one of English Heritage's most memorable and visually appealing exhibits at Belsay Hall Castle & Gardens in Northumberland.

Lucky Spot is back by popular demand. Cantering back to Belsay and opening to the public at Easter 2009, thanks to funding from Castle Morpeth Borough Council.

Stella McCartney was inspired to create Lucky Spot following a visit to Belsay. Her response to this beautiful place with its grand medieval castle and mystical quarry garden was to create something magical, romantic and visually stunning. She designed a jewelled curtain of thousands of Swarovski crystals that hung in the shape of a horse from the ceiling in the Castle's Great Hall.

Lucky Spot is an artwork made specifically for this wonderfully historic location, sending jewels of light onto the ancient stonework. English Heritage is delighted to welcome Lucky Spot home, to the place that inspired its creation.

Lucky Spot Returns to Belsay thanks to Castle Morpeth Borough Council's £xtra Mile Fund.

Isnt it amazing? Such a installation! Happy Monday! Cheers!

Credit: English-heritage