Sculpture by the Lakes receives 200 new pieces for exhibition

SCULPTURE by the Lakes will host a further 200 works of art as part of a new exhibition in Dorset this spring.

FORM 2022 will see large-scale sculptures installed across the 26 acres of Pallington Lakes, while Gallery by the Lakes will host an exhibition of smaller pieces between March 30 and May 29.

Simon Gudgeon, owner of Sculpture by the Lakes, said: “Over the past year we have worked to bring together a carefully curated collection of work by artists who I consider to be some of the finest contemporary sculptors in the Kingdom. United at present.

“This is a rare opportunity for art lovers and buyers to experience an extraordinary range of works in a vast natural environment; it is only in a setting like this, where such monumental pieces are scaled to their surroundings, that their full power and beauty can be truly appreciated.

Among the most exciting new additions will be pieces by the late sculptor Heather Jansch – the first exhibition featuring her work since her death in August last year.

Long recognized as one of the country’s finest artists, Jansch was best known for her life-size sculptures of horses in driftwood and bronze; her highly sought-after work is held in collections around the world, including the Eden Project in Cornwall, where she was artist-in-residence.

Simon added: “We are extremely proud to be able to show Heather’s masterful sculptures here at Sculpture by the Lakes and to play a part in preserving her extraordinary legacy – ensuring that as many people as possible can experience her work. in a magnificent setting. ”

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Also featuring for the first time are Ed Elliott, an award-winning sculptor specializing in large-scale figurative pieces, and fellow figurative sculptor Jonathan Hateley, whose pieces stand out for their rich textures, inspired by the natural world.

There will be pieces by talented young British sculptor Carl Longworth, including his giant 2.5m bronze barn owl among other animal sculptures, and Jonathan Loxley, showing some of his tactile marble abstract pieces.

The works of art will be available for viewing and purchase at a range of prices.

As well as sculptures dotted around the gardens, woodlands and riverside promenades, Sculpture by the Lakes also has a gallery, a cafe, which stocks produce from the park’s vegetable garden, and two shops – tickets cost £12.50.

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