Sunday, 16 November 2014

Fairground Art

Hello again.

When I was at school, I studied Art.  For my coursework, I completed a huge project on fairground art.  Imagine my surprise when my daughter, completing her GCSE Art course this summer, was involved in an almost identical project - 38 years later!  I have continued to be fascinated by fairground art, and so as our street fair was in town I took the chance to take some photos, and thought I would share them here.

Examples of traditional designs...

This particular ride has visited our fair each November since the 1950s and has been lovingly preserved by the owners...

Fun for the kids...

Modern techniques can provide some stunning examples...

Not for the faint hearted...

Even the lights are an art form...

Art really can be found in some unexpected places!



  1. I agree Art may be everywhere .... It's so colorful !! Thanks for sharing ! have a lovely day !

  2. Loving all the colour, I love the art on canal boats as well.
    Clare x

  3. Fairground Art is absolutely wonderful. I am going to to a post about fairgrounds in the week.
    Julie xxxxxx

  4. Helen, it was GREAT to see more detail of the fabulous rides. That is so cool that your daughter is following in your footsteps! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. How fun that you and your daughter have the same interest in fairground art! Very colorful and happy.


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