Keith Harrison’s Joyride

  • October 2017

In 2016, artist Keith Harrison was awarded a commission through the Jerwood Open Forest initiative – a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry Commission England with the support of Arts Council England. The commission Joyride is a community focused live event, which pays homage to the automotive industry in the West Midlands. The artist worked with industrial sculptor and model maker Anthony Tovey to create a clay replica of the final Rover 75 to leave the Longbridge car plant in Birmingham. On 30 September the clay model was transported from its place of making (Bournville College) to Cannock Chase where it was ceremonially released from a ten-metre ramp – into the unknown.


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