The 2015 Sculpture Exhibition at Borde Hill Garden, sponsored by 1st Central Insurance, will be opened by internationally renowned sculptor Angela Conner, who will be unveiling her own permanent piece, in the presence of local Sussex dignitaries and guests. Now in its 16th year, the Sculpture Exhibition at Borde Hill is a notable celebration of art and sculpture by both established and up and coming artists. During the Exhibition the Garden is transformed into an outdoor gallery, enabling visitors to enjoy unique works of art set in ‘One of the country’s truly great gardens’ – Country Life.
The bronze, resin, stone, metalwork, ceramics, steel, clay and glass sculptures will be sited in strategic positions within this historical Garden setting. This not only offers glorious backdrops including the unique ‘garden rooms’ and Elizabethan House, but entices visitors to appreciate this extraordinary mix of art whilst exploring the unique plant collection that has put Borde Hill Garden on the map.
For the first time the Sculpture Exhibition extents into the woodland with life size sculptures made from clay and cloth will be placed on trees and ponds.
Angela Conner said: “I am particularly thrilled to be making a mobile water sculpture for Borde Hill. It is wonderful to have such an iconic garden embracing contemporary sculpture. My sculpture is based, as so often is the case with my work, on natural forces. In this case water, gravity and balance.’
Andy James, UK CEO of 1ST CENTRAL said, “We’re thrilled to show our support for this year’s Sculpture Exhibition. The event celebrates some of the best talent in the area and we hope adults and children alike will enjoy these works of art in such a beautiful setting. We’re committed to supporting our local area and we think this is a great way to celebrate the culture that’s right on our doorstep.”
The Stephenson Clarke family, who have lived at Borde Hill for four generations, commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating another year of sculptures in the Garden. Over the years we have seen such a breadth of talent, and it is a joy to see the beauty of the Garden enhanced by the works of so many credible artists”.
The Exhibition runs from 1st May to 1st September and admission is included in the standard entry price. All works in the exhibition are available for sale.