Beautiful locations for Surrey Sculpture Society’s 2018 exhibitions
Surrey Sculpture Society is a self-funding group that provides exhibition opportunities for its members and aims to encourage an appreciation of sculpture within society. The first exhibition of 2018 takes place in the stunning surroundings of the Birtley Estate in Bramley, with much more planned for the rest of the year.
Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden Birtley Estate, Bramley Surrounded by breathtaking views, Surrey Sculpture Society’s first exhibition of the year opens at the Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden at Birtley Estate, Bramley on Friday 4 May and runs until Monday 28 May. As last year, the Society will be joining forces with Surrey Hills Enterprises, a Community Interest Company, to curate this major arts event that promises a great family day out and celebration of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Society’s exhibition and sculpture trail at Birtley Estate will feature over 180 works created by emerging and professional sculptors. The high-quality exhibits are set within the stunning 48 acres of woodlands, meadows and lakeside, with an indoor exhibition located in a marquee by the lake. Linked demonstrations, art courses and activities suitable for all ages are available, and as part of Surrey Sculpture Society’s ‘Understanding Sculpture’ programme, there will be guided tours for local schools with demonstrations and on-site drawing. Cream teas and light refreshments, profiling local food and drink, will also be part of the event or visitors can bring picnics, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and inspiring sculptures.
Above: Julia Webster-Texture II
Releasing by Jonathan Hateley
RHS Gardens For those who enjoy visiting Royal Horticultural Gardens, Surrey Sculpture Society returns to RHS Garden Hyde Hall at Chelmsford from Saturday 23 June until Sunday 22 July. This will be followed by the Society’s highly popular annual Sculpture Trail, now in its twenty-first year, at RHS Garden Wisley at Woking from Saturday 18 August until Sunday 23 September.
The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park Early autumn colours provide a perfect backdrop to Surrey Sculpture Society’s new exhibition and sculpture trail at The Savill Garden, Englefield Green, part of Windsor Great Park and managed by The Crown Estate. The event will open on Wednesday 26 September and runs until Monday 5 November with a sculpture trail leading visitors through hidden gardens, exotic woodland, a rose garden and tranquil havens of this internationally renowned garden.
Talking Cobblers- Simon Conelly
Landmark Arts Centre Surrey Sculpture Society’s final major event of the year will be at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 November. This multi-media interactive indoor arts event is designed to encourage the public to experience sculpture in many dynamic ways and will include workshops, talks, demonstrations, video footage, 2D sketches and paintings, all set in a dramatic cathedral-like building. The many affordable and original sculptures created by the well-regarded artists of Surrey Sculpture Society can form eye-catching focal points in gardens, conservatories and interiors and all sculptures on display at each event are for sale.