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