Simon Bagnall

Simon Bagnall

WildWorks Artist

I take the dreams of our family of designers and help to forge them into reality. I find myself most at home with timber, earth, plants, a beach, the sea, our natural organic environment.

I started work part-time as a child on a friends fishing boat, and continued into adulthood as a commercial fisherman. When I became a father I found that long hours at sea didn’t suit my lifestyle anymore, so I moved into construction, then ran my own landscaping business. This then evolved into stage, set and prop building, from a crucifiction in Port Talbot, to stages at Glastonbury Festival to a cake stand for a meeting of European leaders in a Flemish castle.

My most memorable moment with Wildworks has to be building the stage for the crucifiction in The Passion, in Port Talbot. The way the entire town was united over the weeks that Wildworks was there and the continuation of that effect that has lasted since we left is proof of the worth of such projects.