on form 16


on form - the only exhibition in the UK dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture - is all set to return to its glorious Windrush Valley setting at Asthall Manor from Sunday, 12th June to Sunday, 10th July. (12 noon to 6pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open till 9pm on Thursdays.)

For on form 16 we have placed 268 sculptures by 39 sculptors from all over the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. For the first time, nearly half of our participating sculptors are women. These sculptors have been chosen for the quality of their work and their distinctiveness from each other. Some will be familiar to the on form faithful, others have returned after an absence, and some are completely new. Please explore our artist pages to find out more about these exceptional sculptors.

This year you will see exciting changes in both our indoor and our outdoor spaces. We have expanded into the landscape, with a wavy path of sculpture leading you across the water meadow to the banks of the River Windrush. The Ballroom, which has for years provided an elegant but minimalist interior gallery at on form, has taken on a new guise. Our Living with Sculpture project is a collaboration with designer and antiques dealer, Toby Lorford of Lorfords Antiques, offering visual inspiration for living with sculpture at home, where beloved pieces can rest as easily on a kitchen table as on a grand plinth. We hope to challenge mainstream views on displaying art in a gallery, and make sculpture an object of love.

The Potting Shed Cafe will once again be offering teas, coffees and lunches in Asthall Manor's idyllic walled garden. The Mad Hatter bookshop, selling books related to sculpture, gardens, ecology, philosophy and local history will be installed in the summer house by the pool. And there will be an exciting series of events - many of them free - to enrich your visit to on form.

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You can download our catalogue and price list below. If you are interested in a particular piece of sculpture, please either telephone or email us to find out whether it is still available.

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Events

Sculptors here on the 25th June

Jun 25, 12:00

Sarah Smith, Aly Brown, Guy Stevens, Josh Locksmith, Richard Strachey

Children's carving workshop with Aly Brown

Jun 25, 14:00

Carving Workshop for children with sculptor Aly Brown. All tools and materials provided. A wonderful chance for some hands-on experience of stone carving. Click here to visit Aly's website

Ages 8-12

Maximum of 12, £15, booking essential

Fee includes child's entry to the exhibition

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Sculptors here on the 26th June

Jun 26, 12:00

Sarah Smith, Aly Brown, Guy Stevens, Emma Maiden, Richard Strachey

Julie Chilvers Compost Making

Jun 29, 12:00

Julie Chilvers, who grows the vegetables for the Potting Shed Cafe, will be in the walled garden demonstrating compost making and other vegetable gardening skills.

Oxford School of Drama: Poetry, folk songs and prose inspired by the landscapes and traditions of on form

Jun 29, 12:00

Students from The Oxford School of Drama will be performing Poetry, folk songs and prose inspired by the landscapes and traditions of on form. Normal entry fees apply, no extra charge for this event

On Wednesday 29th June, there will be an evening performance of Twelth Night also by students from The Oxford School of Drama

Sculptors here on the 29th June

Jun 29, 12:00

William Peers, Emma Maiden, Alasdair Thomson, Katharine Dowson

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