New sculpture tours at University of Leicester Botanic Garden exhibition

Posted by pt91 at Sep 04, 2013 09:43 AM |
University’s Sculpture in the Garden exhibition to hold two free sculpture tours on 5 and 24 September
New sculpture tours at University of Leicester Botanic Garden exhibition

'Ovum' by Diane Maclean.

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 4 September 2013

Leicester art lovers can get the most out of the University of Leicester’s summer sculpture exhibition with two guided tours of the show.

Visitors to the University’s Harold Martin Botanic Garden on Thursday 5 September and Tuesday 24 September can sign up to a free tour of the sculptures led by artist Jacky Oliver.

The tours will cover all the pieces included in this year’s show, titled “A Change of Heart” – and will include explanations and artistic perspectives of the work.

The exhibition features pieces by 20 artists, including David Worthington, former Vice-President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, Marigold Hodgkinson and William Pye.

Tour leader Jacky Oliver is an artist-in-residence at the University of Leicester’s Embrace Arts centre, and is also a senior lecturer at De Montfort University’s School of Design.

Exhibition curator Almuth Tebbenhoff said: “The exhibition is full of great art in a great garden. Don’t miss these sculpture tours.

“I hope you enjoy the exhibition as much as I enjoyed working with the artists and setting it up. Welcome to `A Change of Heart'.”

The sculpture tours are free – and there is no need to book.

The tour on September 5 begins at 6.30pm, and the tour on September 24 begins at 2pm.

Visitors are asked to meet at the main entrance to the Harold Martin Botanic Garden on Glebe Road, Oadby, LE2 2LD.

The exhibition is open until Sunday, October 27, and is open seven days a week, 10.00am to 4.00pm, with free entry except on special event days.


Notes to editors:

For further details contact Stella Couloutbanis, email and from the botanical garden at

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