For the 10th anniversary of Spring Fling, artist Alice Francis was commissioned to wrap the entire outside of a traditional Galloway cottage in floral couch fabric.

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Alice Francis, Couch 2012. Photo credit: Rob McDougall
Alice Francis

Alice approached Spring Fling in 2011 with the idea of covering a traditional Galloway cottage in floral fabric. In the past she was involved in Supernature in 2008 and has taken part in some pieces of performance, including one where she dressed as a pink rabbit and vacuum cleaned local woodlands, in a gentle send-up of domesticity, in another she quietly travelled through the Dumfries and Galloway countryside polishing the white lines in the middle of the roads. The cottage used was on the B736, three miles south east of Castle Douglas.