Newby Hall’s 2014 contemporary sculpture exhibition sponsored by Carter Jonas was launched last night [Tues 3 June 2014] with a VIP private viewing.
Over the last 14 years, Newby Hall near Ripon, Yorkshire, has built up an enviable reputation for the quality, diversity and popularity of its Contemporary Sculpture Park.
Curated by Newby’s owner Lucinda Compton and staged in an atmospheric woodland setting, this year’s show runs from 4 June to 28September.
The exhibition showcases works from 25 well known and emerging artists, with a total of 34 figurative and abstract sculptures in bronze, glass, metal, marble and wood.
Among the well-known sculptors are Lucy Kinsella, Anthony Turner, Michael Lyons, Jane Freud (daughter of Lucien) and David Williams-Ellis whose ‘Nymph’ was bought by the Comptons several years ago and is a much loved feature of the gardens, standing in Newby’s lily pond.
Some of Newby’s previous exhibitions have featured a single artist, with successful shows from Emma Stothard and Reece Ingram staged in the beautiful gardens that surround the late 17th century Christopher Wren house.
This year sees a return to the mix of media, styles and scale that has proved to be a winning combination with collectors and the general public and it’s siting in the woodland and orchard encourages visitors to explore lesser known parts of the 40 acre gardens.
Mark Granger, North Yorkshire-based chief executive of national property consultancy Carter Jonas, said:
“The Comptons have long been attracting renowned sculptors from all over the country.
“The gardens at Newby Hall offer the most sensational backdrop for the artists to showcase their work and we are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s exhibition.”
All the sculptures are for sale directly from Newby Hall.