Friday, 28 May 2010

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize - Summer Finalist Exhibition

Broomhill is set to be THE destination for art and sculpture lovers in the UK this Summer as it hosts the first of its unique annual National Sculpture Prize Finalist Exhibitions.

The Ten sculptors have a distinctive mixture of styles and influences, some with a very naturalistic approach while other pieces have quite a futuristic and interactive feel. Broomhill owner Rinus van de Sande says “We want our visitors to get more involved with sculpture here so we thought that including them in the process of choosing a winner would be a great way to enhance the experience for
all ages. We’re delighted with our finalists creations and are confident that our visitors will really enjoy this addition to the Broomhill programme. This exhibition exemplifies the diverse forms that sculpture can take, some of the finalists pieces have a serious message, others are simply fun and interactive - literally inviting you inside for a closer look!”

Broomhill wants you to get involved with sculpture this Summer and invites you to cast your vote to help us choose a winner! Two overall winners (to receive cash prizes) will be announced in September 2010, one chosen by the panel of judges and the other by the public.

Above sculpture by David Booth - NSP Finalist 2010

Friday, 7 May 2010

Installation time

The first of the Ten finalists is now at Broomhill installing her piece...

Claudia Borgna works with discarded materials, looking at the relationship between them and the environment.

She will spend the next few days creating her wonderful plastic bag inspired work in preparation for the Exhibition beginning in June.

Image: Past performance piece.

Spring Garden

The Sculpture Park is flourishing with a gorgeous range of vibrant colours this Spring. The Bee's are enjoying getting their fill and the birds are admiring the valley views from the tree tops.

We love the revitalised feeling that Spring brings the Garden, after the wet winter months its taking full advantage of the sunny days.

You can visit the garden from Mon-Sun, 11am - 4pm.

Adults - 4.50
Concessions (unwaged and senior citizens) - 3.50
Children (15 years old and under) - 1.50
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - 10.00