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Littlecote House Outdoor Sculpture Show 4 August to 2 September 2012
LITTLECOTE HOUSE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW
4th August – 2nd September 2012
Littlecote House Hotel Hungerford
Berkshire RG17 0SU
Littlecote House Hotel, a Grade 1 listed Tudor house set in 113 acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parkland, is the ideal setting for the inaugural outdoor sculpture show taking place from Saturday 4th August to Sunday 2nd September 2012.
The reason behind the Warner Leisure Hotel hosting a sculpture show is a way of raising funds and awareness for their charity of the year, the Royal British Legion. 10% of all sales will go straight to the RBL and no profit from the event will be kept. All works are for sale and prices range from £30 up to £20,000.
The glorious setting and backdrop of Littlecote House will provide a unique opportunity for the visitor to experience how the changing light, weather and surrounding foliage affect sculpture throughout the seasons. The exhibition brings together a wide spectrum of techniques and encompasses a range of disciplines including bronzes, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, fabric and resin.
Over 100 works will be on display from 30 artists with young emerging sculptors showing alongside the more established names. This year Carole Waller has been shortlisted for an outdoor sculptural commission by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham; Desmond Fountain has recently completed a three-times-life-size sculpture for the world’s largest sculpture park in China; Jilly Sutton has a double human size carved wooden portrait of Sir Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate from 1999-2009 in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection; Johnny Hawkes is exhibiting a bronze sphelix similar to the one he made for Ridley Scott’s new pre-Alien film Prometheus; Adam Binder is one of Britain’s leading wildlife sculptors; and Gavin Darby, who works with scrap metal is bringing sculptures created from old car parts.
Emerging artists such as Jo Taylor, having just graduated from MA in Ceramics at Bath Spa University, has developed a way of making handbuilt ceramics which are frostproof and suitable for outdoor display.
A square foot poppy celebrating the first-ever Littlecote House Outdoor Sculpture Show is being carved in June by Jonny Rees from Cardiff and will be auctioned during the event to raise further monies for RBL.
Sculptors taking part in the exhibition are:
Adam Binder; Carol Peace; Carole Andrews; Carole Waller; Desmond Fountain; Diana Barraclough; Diana Roles; Euan Cunningham; Gavin Darby; Helen Sinclair; Ian Marlow; Ian Turnock; Jo Goddard; Jo Taylor; Johnny Hawkes; Linda Johns; Linda Rees; Lucy Birtles; Marie Ackers; Melissa Coles; Miranda Michels; Nick Davis; Peter Garrard; Peter Moorhouse; Philip Simmonds; Rachel Carter; Rob Olins; Shona Watt; Stephen Charlton; Sue Darlison; Tania Holland.
The Littlecote House Outdoor Sculpture Show is open from 10am – 6.00pm including weekends.
Admission is £1.50 for adults, children free.
An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Refreshments will be available within the hotel.
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