Culture 24


6th August 2013

Turner is one of 19 artists taking part, having originally inspired Pearson to fill the garden with similarly striking, curvy stoneworks. Overseen by co-curator Anna Greenacre, the switch to London aims to create a deliberately urban contrast to its usual home, although it remains dedicated to tactile, engaging pieces which respond playfully to the atmospheric crypt and one another.

That philosophy makes for a diverse line-up. Peter Randall-Page, whose influence resulted in a major show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park three years ago, is among Turner’s fellow artists, as is Bridget McCrum, who takes inspiration from the hills of Devon but, in her largest work to date, made a conversely fearsome stainless steel representation of the Merlin bird and the Spitfire, commissioned by Rolls-Royce.

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