27 May - 10 July 2011
Nature is all around us, but when do we really stop to look in detail or think about its complexity, our own impact on the landscape and its impact on us?
In this show we share the work of contemporary makers who create sculptural work that either speaks of a close relationship with nature and landscape or showcases environmental sensitivity. Make time to stand and stare at beautifully serene pieces, large and small, or explore sculptures that make us think about our world.
Adam Buick creates pure jar forms as a ‘canvas’ to incorporate local clays, rocks and seaweeds and is inspired by the rich geological features that surround his studio near St Davids.
A need to connect to the natural world inspires Caroline Sharp. Issues of sustainability and mortality influence her work which can incorporate willow, leaves, wool and chalk to create wall based and three dimensional forms.
Ruth Moilliet produces metal and glass sculptures inspired by the plant kingdom, drawing our attention to both the overall spectacle and individual beauty of a flower.
Having grown up by the seaside, Dorothea Reid’s collections highlight her environmental concerns. The fragile dead plants used in ‘The Dying Sea’ relate to the shapes and textures of corals.
Beth Legg’s jewellery pieces explore sense of place through landscape and memory. Her native far north coast of Scotland has strongly influenced her work.
Growing up on a farm has given Celia Smith a passion for the natural environment. Celia draws with wire, as others draw with pencil. Birds are her main inspiration.
Catrin Mostyn Jones’ vivid collection of hand built and press moulded sculptural ceramic forms are inspired by exploring creatures of the sea and images of the human body at a microscopic level.
Steve Handley’s sculpture from his show ‘Altared Landscapes’ is inspired by the constant earth, sky and fleeting crows which represent our own transitions passing through the world.
Sophie Woodrow’s work has been informed by an interest in the Victorians as the first generation who chose to define nature in opposition to what is human. Her ceramic sculptures are the ‘might have beens’ of this world.
Close to Nature is linked with Step Into The Garden
19 June - 10 July
A selling show in our delightful temporary gallery in the Pool House,
Old Rectory gardens, Quenington
10am - 5pm daily
Entry via Fresh Air 2011
Step Into The Garden features work by makers who are inspired by birds, plants, gardens, gardening or who simply delight in producing sculptural or functional pieces for indoors and out.
19 June - 10 July
Open 10am - 5pm daily
Admission £2.50. Under 18s FREE
Set in the magical gardens of Quenington Old Rectory near Cirencester, this Sculpture Biennale has become an important event on the cultural calendar. Curated by Lucy Abel Smith and Ana Bianchi, it showcases emerging artists as well as documenting the work of some of the more established sculptors. Over ninety artists are represented this year.
See our Fresh Air 2011 page for details of both exhibitions and other linked events.
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