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LOCAL ARTISTS SCOOP FESTIVAL SCULPTURE TRAIL PRIZES A local artist and city centre arts organisation have scooped the prizes in the Holmfirth Arts Festival ‘Art in the Woods’ sculpture trail competition. Artist Claire Louise Mather, from Saddleworth, won the Individual Artist prize with her installation called ‘I Stand Alone’, a tree whose trunk was made of books with textile branches. “I really appreciated the opportunity to be part of ‘Art in the Woods 2016,” said Claire. “It was fantastic and such a surprise to win!” Visitors to the sculpture trail were invited to vote for their top three favourite artworks and over 400 people voted in the space of just ten days. The prizes were presented at a special award ceremony at Choppards Mission.