National Trust sculpture exhibition to hit Avebury

By Jessica Durston - 7 September 2021

Arts and CultureHome and Garden

This weekend, Avebury Manor Garden will display original pieces of sculpture dotted throughout the different ‘rooms’ of its historic garden.

The pieces of art are made from ceramics, glass, stone, wood and metal and will be displayed in the gardens of Avebury's Manor.

The exhibition will run from Friday 10 September until Sunday 10 October and is free with entry to the garden. Most of the artwork exhibited is also for sale.

Diana Lage, Senior Visitor Experience Officer and organiser said: "After being unable to host the exhibition last year due to the pandemic, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to once again have the exhibition in the garden.

"We have sixteen talented artists this year, exhibiting a wide range of subjects and skill. The sculptures add an extra dimension to the garden experience with surprises around every corner."

As the busy summer holiday months have now passed, the exhibition team say they wish to bring a sense of calm and tranquillity back to Avebury especially for those visitors who enjoy a more relaxed and quiet experience.

Simon Brooks, Head Gardener, said: "The exhibition is something that complements the garden perfectly, reminiscent of a time when the garden would have been adorned with statues and sculptures."

On Thursday 9 September, the artists, along with members of staff, volunteers, and the local community, will gather together to celebrate the official launch of an inspirational sculpture exhibition in the garden of National Trust’s Avebury Manor.

More information on the exhibition can be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury.

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