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Sculpture at Doddington

Event Detail

Start Date: July 16, 2022
End Date: September 11, 2022
Time: 10am - 4pm Daily (Last entry 3pm)
Adult: £8.50
Child: £4.50
Family: £22
Doddington Season Tickets: Free
Historic Houses, RHS & Art Fund Members: 20% off full price garden entry

“In beauty may I walk”

The popular biennial Sculpture Exhibition returns to Doddington Hall. The stunning walled gardens and romantic wild gardens provide the perfect setting for 340 works of art made by 61 Sculptors from across the UK and beyond.

Curators David Waghorne and Kate McGovern have carefully selected national and international sculptors to complement each area of the garden and to provide an eclectic exhibition to suit all tastes, styles and budgets. A large indoor gallery located in the Stable Yard will exhibit a captivating variety of smaller scale pieces.

Lincolnshire based sculptors include; Teresa Wells, Michael Thacker, Michael Scrimshaw, James Sutton, Daniel Rollitt, Ian Gill and Robert Fogell.

Almost every piece in the exhibition is for sale, an investment which will bring enjoyment to your home or garden for many years and will help to support the career of the sculptor.

Gardens and Gallery open daily. Garden admission applies (no extra charge for the exhibition)

Hall open Wed, Fri, Sun & BH Mon by timed entry (Hall admission applies)

FEATURED SCULPTORS

EMILY YOUNG – Emily Young is acclaimed as ‘Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor’ – FT, 2013. Her sculptures meditate on time, nature, memory and man’s relationship to the Earth. Young’s work is in important public and private collections throughout the world.

MASOUD AKHAVANJAM – An Iranian sculptor working in mirror polished stainless steel and bronze. His artworks, both figurative and abstract, are conceived as a commentary on society and deal with paradoxical themes such as good and evil, the power of the mind over brute force and the constant struggle for a harmonic coexistence.

KENDRA HASTE – Working with the medium of galvanised wire Kendra is established as a world-renowned contemporary animal sculptor. She is most well-known for the 2010 Historic Royal Palaces commission to make thirteen sculptures for the Tower of London.

BRIAN TAYLOR – The sculptor Brian Taylor, who died of liver cancer aged 77, was particularly fascinated by the study of human and animal forms. In 1956, when he was a student at the Slade School of Art in London, he produced a life-size portrait of Cissie, a closely observed head of his mother. 

JANE FREMANTLE – Jane Fremantle is a sculptor who takes inspiration from the beauty of stone and the energy of the sea and sky. She is an emerging artist who graduated in 2016 with an MFA in Sculpture from West Dean College. She has work in many private collections in the UK and abroad. Last year she was shortlisted for the Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize.

DAVID WATKINSON – ‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.’ – Albert Einstein. David makes kinetic sculptures to push the boundaries of traditional static forms. David’s work is presently concerned with the unseen forces of nature and the wonders of evolution. He is fascinated by the harmony between the laws of physics and all life on Earth.

EMMA ELLIOTT – Emma Elliott is a British sculptor whose central concerns are the incongruous and hypocritical aspects of humanity and the impermanence and fragility of the natural world. In her work, she explores the relationships between the refined and the primitive, the physical and the spiritual, and the influences of our collective past on present behaviour.

ANDREW LEE – Andrew explores our perception and experience of the natural world as it moves and changes. He discovered that his past sailing experiences and passion for the natural world began feeding into a new artistic life. The sky, the wind and the weather thus became the inspiration for his work.

SANDRA BELL – The pleasure and enjoyment in connecting with people through the creation of sculpture delights Sandra. She loses herself in her work and explores inner feelings in a quiet and meditative place. Sandra exclaims “I love that others viewing my sculpture may share part of my experience and find meaning and relevance in the work that I do.”

STEVE BICKNELL – A self-taught sculptor working in steel, concrete and bronze editions. Heavily influenced by nature and a long career as a corporate photographer through the 1980s to 2004. His style is very organic, a combination of how he feels about humanity and the natural world.

DEBORAH HARRISON – Deborah is a contemporary stone sculptor. She enjoys working collaboratively with organisations to raise access to the arts in the community.

SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Your safety is our first concern. Some pieces are heavy and will cause serious injury if they fall. Please take care.
  • Any damage caused will be charged to those people responsible.
  • Please keep children under supervision at all times.
  • Some areas of the garden have rough paths and changes in levels, others have delicate flowers growing in the grass. Please take care, follow the marked route and respect any barriers that have been erected to protect plants.