Netherley artist’s 10-foot badger on display at Aden

Jenny Johnston with the giant badger
Jenny Johnston with the giant badger

A local artist displayed a rather unusual piece at last month as part of an arts festival at Mintlaw’s Aden County Park.

A 10-foot badger - named Midsummer Badger - by Jenny Johnston was at the park as part of the Midsummer Arts Festival.

The puppet appeared alongside five other artists’ work and was on display from June 19 until June 26.

Jenny, who lives in Netherley, specialises in puppetry and told the Leader she hopes to “capture the imagination of Aden Park visitors as the Midsummer Badger strolls through the Victorian Arboretum”.

She added: “My piece had a sense of game playing as viewers were invited to interact by following her footsteps and finding her in the park.”