Last year, we launched a competition in partnership with Sculpture by the Lakes, to find a new and unique sculpture for Silverlake (Dorset) to commemorate Habitat First Group’s 25th anniversary.
The brief invited designs to be innovative and sustainable, celebrating Silverlake and its outstanding reputation for ecology.
Having been inundated with creative and inspiring entries, our judging panel felt that the winning entry encapsulated everything that Silverlake represents. Congratulations to Nadine Collinson with her sculpture, entitled ‘To The Stars!’.
A beautiful and graceful interpretation of the energy and movement of flight, To The Stars! pays homage to the connection between history and nature at Silverlake, whilst also marking the celebration of Habitat First Group’s 25th anniversary by including 25 secret stars embossed and hidden amongst the trails of the birds on the sculpture.
Upon the announcement, Nadine commented, "When I first saw the brief for the sculpture competition, I was totally inspired by Silverlake’s rich history as an RAF base, its logo depicting the Spitfire and the abundant ecology at this beautiful estate. I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of turning my design concept To the Stars! into a reality - a sculpture which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Habitat First Group and will also pay homage to those who fought so bravely to secure our freedom.”
We are very excited to see Nadine’s design in place at the Hurricane Spa at Silverlake, ready for all our guests and visitors to enjoy.