The magic of on form returns in 2016 – 12 June to 10 July
We are delighted to announce our line-up for 2016. We will be showing over 200 works by 40 sculptors from all over the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. For the first time, nearly half of our participating sculptors are women.
We are preparing pages with full details of all these extraordinary sculptors, chosen for the quality of their work and their distinctiveness from each other. Meanwhile, here are their names. Some will be familiar to the on form faithful, others have returned after an absence, and some are completely new.
Sculptors at on form 16: Steven Atkinson, Ezra Bailey, John Bizas, Peter Brooke-Ball, Aly Brown, Halima Cassell, Eppe de Haan, Katharine Dowson, Neil Ferber, Kim Francis, Mel Fraser, Rob Good, Jantien Kahn, Emma Maiden, Bridget McCrum, Rita Meier, Jason Mulligan, Rosie Musgrave, Szymon Oltarzewski, Angela Palmer, Sibylle Pasche, William Peers, Louise Plant, Jordi Raga, Peter Randall-Page, Julian Rena, Tim Royall, Sarah Smith, Guy Stevens, Tom Stogdon, Mark Stonestreet, Richard Strachey, Almuth Tebbenhof, Alasdair Thomson, Anthony Turner, Lucy Unwin, Julia Vance, Paul Vanstone, Dominic Welch.
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First on form bursary awarded
The on form bursary for a sculptor under 30 working in stone has been awarded to Joshua Locksmith. We saw a wide range of exciting proposals from young sculptors, many of whom we are sure will be seen at on form in future years. Josh studied sculpture at Camberwell College of Art and historic stone carving at City & Guilds. For on form 16, he will be making studies in stone of the most symmetrical structures found in nature, those of viruses, contrasting the beauty of their forms with the darker nature of the afflictions they cause. He would like a percentage of any sales of his work at on form to be donated to people or communities affected by these afflictions.
Time to cut the yew
We are often asked how we keep our wedges of yew so sharp. This is how: Mark Edwards, two ladders and a plank, and some very long hedge cutters.
Scary Little Girls
on form's favourite thesps have a new project, and here is a chance to get involved!
on form in full summer
Our catalogue shots are taken in May, and there are huge changes in the garden before we close in early July. Here are some new photos taken in our last week by Peter van den Berg of the more voluptuous end of the summer. We hope you enjoy them.
A (slightly) rainy day at on form
We try not to worry too much about the weather. Stone sculpture looks sumptuous in the rain, and there are plenty of spaces to take shelter.
Children get carving at Aly Brown's sculpture workshop
12 children joined Aly in the Cowshed field and created their very own unique alabaster sculptures. Much fun was had by all and the children have proudly taken their sculptures home.
Salusbury World visits on form
Salusbury WORLD provides educational, social and emotional support for refugee children, and supports parents and the wider refugee community by providing home/school liaison, family workshops and outings, and also a comprehensive social advice service.
Click here to see the wonderful work that Salusbury WORLD is doing
Aly Brown's children's carving workshop
Happy carvers made their own work at Aly Brown's workshop in our cowshed on Saturday 14th June.