ref: d5s Jun 1-Sep 26 2010 NEWBY HALL SCULPTURE PARK 10th Annual Exhibition - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index


Celebrating 10 years of Sculpture

The Newby Hall Sculpture Park is celebrating its tenth birthday this year and

is now a regular feature in the Northern Arts Calendar. The exhibition

continues to provide great pleasure to the thousands of visitors who enjoy a

day out in the 25 acres of award-winning gardens, park and woodland which

surround one of Robert Adam’s finest houses.

The beautiful mature woodland running along the River Ure provides the main

setting for the annual selection of around 60 pieces of contemporary sculpture

in a range of styles, media and prices. Uniquely at Newby, famous artists

and new sculptors exhibit side by side and the range of materials, subjects

and styles, is as wide ranging as the tastes and interests of visitors to the

estate. In this tenth year, for example, works range from, carvings in stone

and wood and abstract works on both a heroic scale out of doors and tiny

maquettes indoors.

This year’s exhibition includes work by Sir Anthony Caro who has been a key

figure in contemporary sculpture for half a century, and renowned artist Peter

Randall-Page whose art is inspired by the study of organic form. Pieces on

display also include a life size Gorilla named Jambo, a pair of Dachshund

dogs named Floosie and Weenie and a stunning glass eye which will be

suspended from the woodland canopy.

Established by Lucinda Compton, wife of the present owner and Curator of

the exhibition, the sculpture trail continues a 250 year tradition of displaying

sculpture at Newby. Over the past ten year’s Newby Hall has exhibited 203

artists work - 49 Royal British Society of Sculptors accredited artists,

and over 449 sculptures in a variety of shapes and mediums. “Newby Hall is

committed to sourcing quality art, we aim to inspire, inform, and engage

people with sculpture. It offers opportunities to see and experience the

extraordinary diversity of contemporary work and to learn from those who

make it.

Newby Hall Sculpture Park is open:

1stJune 26th Sept 11am – 5pm daily (Open on Mondays in July & August)


Laura Strangeway

Tel 01423 322583 Fax 01423 324452

Newby Hall & Gardens, The Estate Office, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE