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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 6pm

It 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 1948

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 in major collections in this country and abroad. They included Austin Wright, Henry Moore and Hubert Dalwood.

In September this year, thanks to the current owner, another exhibition of contemporary sculpture, ‘Sculpture in a Landscape 1969 – 2020’ returns to West Leaze.

Almost all of the sculptors taking part have shown with us at one of our previous exhibitions. We are delighted to also feature the work of a small number of recent graduates who are showing work in an exhibition for the first time

Commenting on the work in the 1969 curator Lesley Andrews commented, ‘It’s interesting that all of the work on display was abstract and that some of those taking part, all of them men, used construction materials like aluminium, steel and fibreglass as well as wood and bronze. They also worked at a scale that few contemporary artists could afford. Of today’s sculptors, approximately half are women.’


Landscape II NH5690 by Melissa Cole




‘Sculpture in the Landscape 1969 – 2020’ 

 West Leaze, Ogbourne Rd, Aldbourne, SN8 2LD from 3 – 27 September 2020 from11am to 6pm except on Mondays and Tuesdays when it will be closed. 

We hope there will be a popup café on site serving light lunches, coffees and teas. 

Entry is £7.50 including a catalogue, accompanied under 18’s are free.

Please note in order to allow us to manage visitor numbers tickets must be pre booked on line at www.friendsofthegarden.org.uk where you will also find further details.

 

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