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Art in the Garden, Painswick

PUBLISHED: 18:13 22 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:38 20 February 2013

Art in the Garden, Painswick

Art in the Garden, Painswick

Preparations are underway at the Rococo Garden, Painswick, for its third Art in The Garden exhibition.

Art in the Garden gears up for a fantastic opening!

Preparations are underway at the Rococo Garden, Painswick, for its third Art in The Garden exhibition. For the past two years the garden, a unique sole surviving landscape of the 18th century, has hosted one of the Cotswolds most dynamic art exhibitions and this year will be no different. Organised on behalf of the Rococo Garden Charitable Trust, by award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes, who scooped Gold at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show at the start of the month, the exhibition will have over 80 pieces of work set throughout 11 acres.

Paul explains, Each year we have used a theme to unite the pieces of work and each year we have grown and developed. This year we are thrilled to have work by Lynn Chadwick and see Master Blacksmith Ian Gill return. One of the most exciting elements of this year is that we have been able to commission a number of site specific works, these works have been made either in direct response to the immediate landscape or using materials which form the very fabric of the garden.

Quercus who are well known in the Five Valleys for creating a range of mixed medium art have been given the Pigeon House and its surrounding areas and are busy creating a number of work whos inspiration comes directly from the garden. Also exhibiting this year, amongst others, are Fiona Haines, Pete

Moorhouse and Hans Borgonjon who recently exhibited an installation piece in Somerset.

Paul continues, We are also thrilled to be able to work with local artists such as Andrew Flint and Peter Garrard, both highly inspirational artists who are with us for the first time this year. We strongly feel that artists who exhibit come back in the second or third year with new works which have been inspired by the garden and certainly that is the case with glass artist Lyn Forrester who is returning this year and Ann-Margreth Bohl who was so enchanted by the garden that she has spent much of the summer here working as an artist in residence.

Art in The Garden will also for the first time be hosting a series of art classes throughout the exhibition. The courses are all run by New Brewery Arts, and the trust is delighted to be working with such a respected Art Gallery and workshop space. Paul says, Having new Brewery Arts join us this year has added a whole new dimension to the exhibition and we are very much looking forward to having their input and taking the whole exhibition to the next level.

The exhibition opens on August 1 and runs for the whole month with normal garden entry admission charges applying. Visitors will be able to purchase a full-colour show guide for 1 but a map of the pieces will be free.

Art In The Garden:

In its third year this is a multi disciplinary art exhibition which annual attracts over 3,000 visitors and has up to 100 pieces of work exhibited by some of the countrys leading and most exciting artists. Full details of all participating artists can be found at: www.artinthegarden.org.uk

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