Exhibition

OUT OF NATURE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

3 Oct 2015 – 25 Oct 2015

Event times

3 October launch 1 pm
4 - 25 October 10.30 am - 5.30 pm daily

Cost of entry

Preview 3 October 1 pm: £10 to include locally produced food and drinks
4 - 25 October: adults £5, children under 18 and students free.

Newport House

Kington
England, United Kingdom

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Nearly 40 sculptors from across the UK and beyond join forces in a major show in the magnificent grounds of Newport House. OUT OF NATURE raises funds and awareness for The Cart Shed charity.

About

On October 3-25, the second edition of the sculpture exhibition “Out of Nature” will take place at Newport House in Herefordshire.

It will present about 200 pieces of outdoor sculptures in the formal gardens, around the lake and in the walled garden, as well as some indoor pieces in “the pub” and the green houses, by around 40 different artists from across the UK as well as Germany and France.

“Out of Nature” was created in 2013 to celebrate our link with nature in a powerful visual way. Sometimes a strong piece of art talks more than a thousand words.

We live in a society model where nature is something we feel the need to control, so that we don't get hurt, and so that we can extract from it what we need.

We want to argue through "Out of Nature" that Nature provides a safe environment for us to  thrive, we only need to listen to it and surrender to its laws and rhythms. By ignoring our link with that which made us, we run the risk of divorcing ourselves from who we are. The show aims to talk to the public at a sensory level about something essential that our modern society may have forgotten.

The hard facts and figures are necessary to impress us on an intellectual level (over production, waste, pollution),  but here we just want to remember and celebrate a vital link that we all feel when we are in the middle of trees and nature.

“Out of Nature” was also created to raise awareness about the Cartshed and its work in the woods: created in 2011, it is a social venture which teaches coppicing and green wood craft as a skill but also as therapy. It has now built a body of evidence on how a manual and creative activity in a safe outdoors environment significantly contributes to improved physical, emotional and social well being.

The proceeds of the 20% commission on every piece sold will be donated to the Cartshed, as well as the £5/adult entrance fee.

This year’s show will also include a reflection on what happens to our waste – healthy elimination and recycling of used materials is also a function of nature!-

The show is organised by artist and curator Brontë Woodruff and Jenny Daneels Watt (resident at Newport House and a director of the Cartshed).

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Curators

Jenny Daneels Watt

Brontë Woodruff

Exhibiting artists

Jemma Pearson

Dominc Welch

Jean-Patrice Oulmont

Kevin Blockley

Charlotte Mayer FRBS

Rolf Hook

Aragorn Dick-Read

Caro Burberry

Sara Bamford

Ed Elliott

Paul Vanstone

Mark Richards

Jonathan Loxley

Jenny Pickford

Ant Beetlestone

Antonia Spowers

Glenn Morris

Sean Brosnan

Heather Jansch

Kate Raggett

Kim Francis

Rachel Wood

Sally Matthews

Simon Probyn

Matt Lane Sanderson

William Peers

Paul Caton

Anthony Turner

Helen Sinclair ARBS

Rachel Carter

James Connolly

Joe Smith

Chris Kampf

Tania Mosse

Jon Edgar

Sue Hiley Harris

Andrew Roache

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