The public art project ‘Field Notes from Warnham’ aims to bring the written word and small artworks to Warnham Nature Reserve in West Sussex. The project has been developed by Alison Turnbull, Will Nash and Tanya Shadrick. We are inviting visitors to the reserve to participate in words and images, sharing their thoughts about the flora and fauna, the small things noticed, the friends made, discovering the spirit of the place.
Really pleased to have my Green Chevron on display at the Cass Sculpture Foundation. I have just received these images of it looking very fine in the early autumn sunshine.
Images Green Chevron 2017, Courtesy Cass Sculpture Foundation. Photographer B Hindle
On Friday 8 September, The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr Julia Soyke declared the new Town Square at Knights Wood officially open – with a little help from pupils of Skinners’ Kent Primary School.
he opening of the Town Square, which features a tranquil water feature and striking steel sculpture created by artist and sculptor Will Nash, was marked by a ceremony attended by local residents and businesses, plus teachers and Year Three pupils from Skinners’ Kent Primary School, at Knights Wood.
Susie Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director at Dandara, welcomed the Mayor and other guests to Knights Wood and explained,
This is a really important milestone for all of us involved in the creation of this fantastic development. There is already a strong sense of community at Knights Wood and I am sure the Town Square will help to strengthen this even further. I hope the residents of Knights Wood will thoroughly enjoy this peaceful space.
The Town Square features a stainless steel sculpture created by Will Nash, which stands 2.8 metres tall as the focal point of the long, shallow water feature. The sculpture includes intricate cut-out shapes of leaves, cones and other natural forms collected from the beautiful woodland that surrounds Knights Wood.
Finally got this one finished and photographed, it's a new addition the Diamond Cubic family
The sun came out so I managed to get some nice images of Focal Point.
This week I installed the sculpture for Knights Wood with fabricators ArcFab. The material is Bead Blasted Stainless Steel, it stands about 2.8 meters high at the focal point of a long shallow water feature. Once it is paved in I'll get some final pics.
The pattern is based on a Penrose Tile grid (chosen for its fractal nature), the cutout shapes are all leaves, cones and other natural forms collected from the local woodland. To accompany the sculpture I am running a series of creative workshops with Year 2 students from Skinners Kent Primary School which is adjacent to the site.
This week I am installing my new 'Atomic Fever' sculpture in a large Silver Poplar tree in a beautiful park in Bad Homburg. These pics are from day 1, today we constructed and positioned the core structure, which amounts to approx 30% of the finished piece, I have two more days to finish off. Hope the sun keeps shining.
The Blickachsen installation team are doing an excellent job, thanks everyone...
Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer is set among 13 acres of beautiful private gardens in the Buckinghamshire village of Fulmer, just outside of West London. The gardens were originally laid out between 1890 and 1925 by Sir Harry Legge, a personal aide-de-camp to both Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. During this period the gardens were often visited by members of the Royal Family – including Queen Victoria herself – who would ‘plant’ rare or exotic sample trees in the gardens to mark their visits. Many of these can still be found in the now mature gardens. The current owners took over the gardens in 1990 and began a process of discovery, uncovering forgotten ponds and water gardens and clearing back the most overgrown areas of woodland to reveal their former glory.
For the inaugural exhibition we have selected a diverse and vibrant group of artists working in a broad range of media. Each sculptor is exploring the idea of sculpture within their own practice, and bringing to it a new approach that acknowledges the history of the discipline while driving it forward into new territories. Several of the artists are making work in response to the gardens or making site-specific installations.
Artists will include:
James Balmforth, Clare Burnett, James Capper, Mat Chivers, Cedric Christie, Heywood & Condie, Alex Hoda, Nick Hornby, Adeline de Monseignat, Simon Linington, David Murphy, Will Nash, Nika Neelova, Nathaniel Rackowe, Amy Stephens, Julian Wild, Samuel Zealey
A full program of visitor events and further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
I'm proud to be included in this line up, for more info go to - http://williambeningtongallery.co.uk/sculptural
Got a spiky new sculpture finished this afternoon
Experimenting with 5-fold non periodic tiling overlaying Penrose patterns with leaves found at Knights Wood in Tunbridge Wells for a new project titled 'Focal Point'
12 tons of Fittleworth stone cut ready for installing in the spring, part of a project in progress titled 'Bridging the Gap'
I have a series of maquettes, including 'Three Cut Cubes' in the Think Pieces exhibition at Cass Sculpture Foundation.
This exhibition offers an exceptional insight into the archive of the Foundation as a selection of maquettes are brought into the main gallery for public display.
Think Pieces continues until 10 February, 2017
Some lovely new images taken by Anthony Carr of Fever at Burghley House. The exhibition is on till October.
I have a small painted steel piece in the Friends’ Summer Exhibition of over over eighty donated works is now on at Swansea Grand Theatre.
It will run until the evening of 29 July when all the work will be auctioned to support the Glynn Vivian 2016 Fund.
The Auction begins at 7pm with Registration to Bid at 6pm.
For more info and images visit http://www.friendsoftheglynnvivian.com/gallery.php
WILL NASH & JULIAN WILD
At the William Benington Gallery
Join us for drinks from 6.30pm
Artists in conversation from 7pm
We hope that you can join us on Tuesday 21 June to hear Will Nash discuss his current solo exhibition Element with fellow WBG artist Julian Wild. Both artists will be happy to answer questions afterwards.
“The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.” - Igor Stravinsky
William Benington Gallery is excited to announce Element, the first solo exhibition by Will Nash at the gallery.