Sculpture Symposium 2016/1714th May 2017 - 10th September 2017
Location: Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Kent, TN15 ORR
The sculpture at the historic Riverhill Himalayan Gardens is a must as this summer as the garden is at its peek. The Sculpture Symposium 2016/ 17 is sponsored Strutt & Parker and is a residency organized by ForumArts, which is an art group based in and sponsored by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For this residency ForumArts is in partnership with Chelsea Arts Club Trust, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and London Sculpture Workshop.
The artists who were selected for an international call to produce entirely new sculpture for the gardens are:
Nayoung Jeong, who is a Korean artist who has recently moved to the UK from the States. She will create a shelter constructed with natural materials found at Riverhill.
Claire Mc Dermott’s background is in botanical sculpture and illustration. She will create an installation of white and copper 'bracts' that will dangle amongst the trees above the path so that the artwork takes on the essence of nature and becomes part of the environment.
Nathan Murphy, who is an upcoming young artist will be using subtle linear steel structures to create an installation in the gardens that will also bring a note of geometry and colour to the gardens.
Tim Norris, is an experienced landscape sculptor, his work has been commissioned for sites worldwide including China, Europe and the USA. He will be making coppiced chestnut arch that will spiral dramatically over a footpath.
Lauren Wilson, an emerging artist whose piece will make a splash, a miniature swimming pool, this work will play with scale and reference the arc of a dive.
Other artist at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens are Julian Wild MRBS, Katie Hayward, Sol Bailey Barker.