Newmarket Kite Symphony exhibition celebrates an arts and sports community project brought to life by Market Place in collaboration with Palace House Newmarket: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.
From May till July 2017, lead artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus (Marcelo), musican and kite specialist Zachary De Santos, and Newmarket artist Paula Wilson, worked with local people designing, making and flying specialised kites. The grand finale – Newmarket Kite Symphony – took place on 8 July as part of Newmarket Carnival and Newmarket Music Festival day with the kites taking to the streets and skies of the town and making an impression in everyone’s heart. Read the full story of the day here.
Pop into Palace House to see our giant kites. The atrium exhibition showcases local creativity and talent as you will see the kites hand-made by Newmarket residents, who designed and decorated these kites inspired by local landscape, history and collections at the Palace House Newmarket: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Families, who joined us on the Open Day at the Heritage Centre, community groups from Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, All Saints Church, the Marco Botti Stables, and Waitrose worked closely with local artist Paula Wilson to produce these great artworks that took to the streets of Newmarket as the groups paraded them within the Newmarket Carnival on 8 July this year.
The exhibition is on in the Atrium of Palace House until 4 December.
Watch a film about the project here.