Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Fairground Horse Restoration,Today.

I love painting and restoring fairground rides,stalls and showfronts. I thought it would be interesting to put a selection of photographs showing the various styles of restoration happening today. As you can probably tell, I do favour the old traditional look, but it's interesting to see a wide variety of styles.
Horses decorated by John Pockett and KBMorgan
Above- These are the first horses that I decorated working with John Pockett. The photograph makes them look pale but they were much creamier.

Below, original old paint in pretty good condition at Dingles..
http://fairground-heritage.org.uk/collections/edwards-golden-gallopers/
Below- A modern new minimalist look.

http://prestoncourt.co.uk/carousel-restoration/
30 horses painted white, inspired by a Louis Vuitton pastel painted carousel.

Bressingham Gallopers - Photo by Alastair Baker
Above -Flora Bloom , Bressingham Gardens, raised money to get a team of people together to undertake the restoration of their Gallopers.

editorial image
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-students-restore-fairground-ride-to-former-glory-1-774332
http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/education/picture-gallery-frankie-dettori-picks-great-yarmouth-winners-1-874839
Above- Students at Great Yarmouth College, showing before and after restoration of horses.

http://www.ukgallopers.com/

http://www.redtelephonebox.com/items/galloper-horse/
Above- Painted by Jimmy Williams in the 1970's 
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/stanley/regional/15387669.Work_starts_to_restore_fairground_horses_to_their_Victorian_glory/
Above-Workers at Beamish hoping to paint the horses in a style from the 1900,s.
Carters Steam Gallopers

www.carterssteamfair.co.uk
Below are two horses one adult and one juvenile, restored by myself. I love putting a good bit of decoration on the inside of the horses too.

My own galloper restoration, with lots of gold leaf..www.kbmorgan.co.uk

Galloper restoration. Juvenile Horse-www.kbmorgan.co.uk
Restoration of fairground horse -www.kbmorgan.co.uk

http://www.bressingham.co.uk/blog/posts/2014/the-bressingham-gallopers-a-piece-of-fairground-history.aspx

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