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Beer mat sculpture ‘crawls’ to a new home

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Viewing event to mark the completion of David Booth's mammoth beer mat sculpture, part of the PINT contemporary arts festival David Booth, Mayor of ESBC Cllr Len Milner, Alistair Kennedy - PINT Organiser

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A STRIKING beer mat sculpture which was one of the highlights of a Burton arts festival is moving to a new home.

David Booth’s Pub Crawl sculpture, fashioned from 100,000 Marston’s Pedigree beer mats, will move from its original base, the Brewhouse arts centre, to former brewery building 107, Station Street.

The sculpture took more than five weeks to build and was one of the key exhibits of the PINT contemporary arts festival.

The move has been facilitated by Anna Roebuck, of the Making House, in Winshill, who has organised for a lorry to transport it, owned and driven by Dominic Dillon, former member of Burton indie legends The Telescopes. It is expected to be unveiled at its new home within the next few weeks.

Mr Booth said: “ I really enjoyed the time I spent building Pub Crawl and it’s brilliant that it is now going on its travels. I will be reconfiguring it to react to its new space, where it will take on a new life and continue to fire the imagination.”

PINT organiser Alistair Kennedy said: “The sculpture became one of the defining images of PINT and epitomises the idea of what I was trying to achieve with the project. I’m so glad that 107 Station Street are now involved with the continuation of this incredible artworks story.”

Tracy Hill, 107 Station Street sales and marketing manager, said: “We are extremely pleased to offer Pub Crawl a new home for the next phase in its journey of evolution, I am looking forward to seeing the metamorphosis, as the sculpture changes shape to adapt to its new surroundings.”

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