Jack Foulks is a young, local artist with Down’s Syndrome who has been working with Imagineer and our partners Open Theatre for a number of years. In that time, Jack has developed his project, Jack’s Frogs, which has grown substantially over the years.
Jack’s Frogs was dreamed up by Jack when he was told that the River Sherbourne in Coventry was to be uncovered. He imagined that when it was opened up, hundreds of frogs would leap out and hide around the city. Now, he is working to make that dream a reality.
Leaping Frogs is an Arts Council England-funded R&D project, looking into the possibility of making a sculptural piece of public art. Jack is working in collaboration with Creative Giants, artists Derek Lawrence and Brenda Buijis alongside Open Theatre and Imagineer Productions. We are exploring the possibilities around location, materials, and engineering and turning Jacks’ prototype into a large-scale piece of art.
The ambition for Leaping Frogs is to make a sculpture attached to the side of the Daimler Powerhouse, which sits alongside Coventry Canal, connecting the frogs back to water.
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