The UK’s most seductive exhibition of sculpture in stone returns to Asthall Manor
on form will be back at Asthall Manor from June 8th to July 6th, 2014.
Thirty sculptors have been selected (see links below) and nearly 200 works will be placed in Asthall Manor’s exquisite gardens, its elegant ballroom, and in St Nicholas Church next door.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12 noon to 6pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
All works will be for sale
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Sculpture in stone is, as ever, at the forefront, but we have added events to deepen the experience, with the return of the Potting Shed cafe, gardening talks and tours, theatre and music, and workshops and tours by sculptors and experts. We'll also have a bookshop, in association with Mad Hatter books. Some highlights:
Click here for a complete list of events, and do keep checking as the day of your visit approaches, because we will be adding extras in a fairly spontaneous fashion, as well as adding details of which sculptors will be in residence and when they will be available to talk.
Stone dust and cherry blossom
As Asthall’s garden greens up, sculptors are working hard on the work that will soon inhabit it.
A gathering of artists kicks off the preparations for this summer’s exhibition of sculpture in stone
A glorious spring day was just the background we needed for our Artists Lunch, an occasion when this year’s participants get to know each other and the landscape in which they will be showing their work.
These shots were taken in Paul Vanstone’s studio by photographer Sammy Green. They give a good sense of the stone carving life, and of the hard work that 30 sculptors are embarked on now in preparation for on form 14.