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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION Sept 2020, Wiltshire, UK

‘Sculpture in the Landscape 1969 – 2020’Location: West Leaze, Ogbourne Rd, Aldbourne, SN8 2LD 3 – 27 September 2020 Wednesday - Sundays 11am to 6pmIt is organised by voluntary organisation 'Friends of the Garden' which have posted previous exhibitions in Urchfont and West Lavington.  Over 30 artists will exhibit sculpture in this very beautiful landscape setting high on the Marlborough downs. They include Wiltshire based artists Lisi Ashbridge, Dominic Clare, James Jones and Johannes Von Stumm and Melissa Cole. West Leaze as built in 1948 'West Leaze', near Aldbourne was one of the first modernist architecture homes in the country of Wiltshire and was  commissioned by Labour politicians Hugh and Ruth Dalton.  The next owners were Roger and Pat Leigh.  Roger begun sculpting in 1948 and once worked as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth.In 1969 the Leigh’s organised an exhibition involving eighteen artists. The reputations of some remains high today and their work survives i…

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Newsletter No.8 August 2020

Ridgeway Farm Nature Trail Map - hand delivered to your home!Phase 2 of the Ridgeway Farm Art Project is now complete and nearly all the residents should have a copy of the hand-illustrated nature map of the development.If you are unfamiliar with the project, here is a brief catch-up:The map is drawn by myself and has images included on the front by pupils from Cherry Trees Class at Ridgeway Farm Academy.  The little winter trees in the south east corner, the plan view of a street in the west and the birds eye view drawing of the school in the centre of the map were done on an art day in school where I asked the children to imagine they were a bird flying over the development and could they draw what they see. This is a great way to think about the space around where you live or learn, you can remember small details when you take time to think about it and planning these out in a simple way helps to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and how you interact with them.The little …