Sculpture in the Garden celebrates a decade

Posted by pt91 at Apr 12, 2011 12:15 PM |
University of Leicester summer sculpture exhibition, 26th June - 30th October
Sculpture in the Garden celebrates a decade

Lion I by Lynn Chadwick. Photo: Steve Russell, Courtesy Gallery Pangolin

Issued by Embrace Arts on 12 April 2011

Images available from pt91@le.ac.uk

The highly popular summer sculpture exhibition mounted each year in the spectacular setting of the University of Leicester Botanic Garden has gone from strength to strength over its first ten years.

This year’s exhibition, from Sunday 26th June to Sunday 30th October 2011, will showcase work by international sculptors from Italy, France, the United States and Germany as well as from across the UK.

Among the highlights of the exhibition will be 2 welded stainless steel sculptures by the internationally acclaimed sculptor Lynn Chadwick, ‘Lion I’ (1990) and ‘Sitting Couple on Bench’ (1990), both loaned by Gallery Pangolin).

Other major sculptors exhibiting in Leicester, also on loan from Gallery Pangolin, are Jon Buck, Steve Hurst, Terence Coventry and Ralph Brown.  In addition the exhibition includes sculptures from highly acclaimed artists as Almuth Tebbenhoff, Jacek Wankowski, John Sydney Carter, Michael Lyons, Laurence Ambrose, Julia Vance and Inger Sannes. Work by the founding curator of the Leicester Sculpture in the Garden exhibitions, Helaine Blumenfeld, will also be on display.

The Curator of the Exhibition will once again be the sculptor John Sydney Carter, whose involvement with the exhibitions has spanned the entire decade.

A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden will run from Sunday 26th June until Sunday 30th October 2011.

Normal Botanic Garden opening times are 10am-4pm Monday-Friday all year (except for the Christmas-New Year period) and on Saturday and Sunday from the third weekend in March to the second weekend in November.   Admission is normally free except for special Open Days.    The entrance to the Garden is in Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester.

Notes to Editors:

The University’s Botanic Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the region. Established on its present site in Oadby in 1947. It comprises the grounds of four early 20th century houses now used as student residences.

The four once-separate gardens have been merged into 16 acres of cultivated grounds and greenhouses, displaying formal planting around a restored Edwardian garden, an arboretum, a herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, a water garden, the National Collections of Skimmia, Aubrieta, hardy Fuchsia and Lawson's Cypress, and a series of glasshouses displaying temperate and tropical plants, alpines and succulents.

Further details are available from: Stella Couloutbanis, Visual Arts Manager, Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough centre, University of Leicester,  email sc352@le.ac.uk,  tel no  0116 223 1529, mobile 07854 777 432

Pictures are available as follows (click here for previews), contact pt91@le.ac.uk to request jpegs.

C114 Lion I 1990

Lynn Chadwick

Welded stainless steel

Edition of 6

162.5cm h x 132cm w x 345.5cm l

Photo: Steve Russell

Courtesy Gallery Pangolin

 

C156 Sitting Couple on Bench 1990

Lynn Chadwick

Welded stainless steel

Edition of 6

194cm h x 211cm w x 183cm d

Photo: Steve Russell

Courtesy Gallery Pangolin

 

Bombird 2005

Jon Buck

Bronze

Edition of 10

60cm high

Photo: Steve Russell

Courtesy Gallery Pangolin

 

Geometric Organic II

Steve Hurst

Bronze

Unique

145cm high

Photo: Steve Russell

Courtesy Gallery Pangolin

 

Verso

Terence Coventry

Bronze

Edition of 5

89cm high

Photo: Peter Harris

Courtesy Gallery Pangolin

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