With longer days, balmy evenings and Summer around the corner, our thoughts are turning to our gardens. With this in mind Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge opens it’s annual garden sculpture exhibition highlighting the work of talented designer/makers with an ever-changing collection of unique works for your outdoor space in stone resin, glass, forged iron, wood, stoneware, and carved stone.
Opening on Sunday May 1st 2016 the exhibition will continue throughout the year.
The work of several artist blacksmiths will also be on show. A collection of their latest work in forged steel some incorporating fused glass includes green men, poppies, fritillaries, ferns, sheep, butterflies, dragonflies, snails, geese as well as abstract pieces, practical garden furniture, planters and plant supports. Some pieces are galvanised to protect them from the weather.
Regular exhibitor is ceramic sculptor Simon Griffith who creates one-off birds and animals in stoneware, all frost proof. The collection will include a snoozing fox and some birds of prey to include owls, kestrels, kites, rooks, some life size and displayed on wooden posts ready for easy positioning inside or out.
Stone carvers’ David England and Lottie O’Leary will show pieces in Portland and Forest Of Dean stone. Each one unique.
Also on show will be a new collection of stainless steel and cold cast bronze sculptures. Every piece is a one-off. Miranda produces anything from hares and birds through to full size horses. For this exhibition we will be showing a collection of birds on rods to include kingfishers, wrens and long tailed tits.
Finally, sculptress Helen Sinclair, a long established artist with the gallery, produces limited edition and unique contemporary sculpture in stone resin. Each unique piece designed to give hours of pleasure to time spent in the garden.
We will also be showing some delightful pen and ink drawings of sheep and hens and original lino cut prints of garden birds, both by artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery. Come along and enjoy this feast for the eyes!