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The Summer 2015 exhibition at the sculpture garden


Lemon Street Gallery

Truro, Cornwall

Nestled in an ancient Cornish village, a handful of miles from the Atlantic coast, the Withiel

sculpture garden marries contemporary art with landscape in a unique and spectacular way.

Works large and small by a rich mix of respected artists currently occupy the gardens, orchard and

woodland of this 17th century estate, where Lemon Street Gallery owner Louise Jones is fulfilling

her dream to create a beautiful, organic outdoor exhibition space.

Developed over five years with the guidance of world-renowned landscape designer Anthony Paul,

and the tireless labour of a team of supporters, it is a place that invites you to linger.

A gentle stroll through the five-acre plot offers an eclectic journey of sculptural delight. Theres

something around every corner - along the paths and borders, on the formal lawns, and even

among the fruit, vegetables and flowers of the kitchen garden.

In the dappled shade of the old bluebell wood, pride of place goes to a stone Celtic cross that was

mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th century. It now has the esteemed company of Sophie

Ryder’s enchanting large-scale galvanized wire tableau titled Lady Hares in a Forest; Good Old

Wiggy and Seal, life-size canine bronzes by Nicola Hicks; giant mask-like resins by Jilly Sutton;

tender figurative portraits by Helen Sinclair; Peter Burkes From the Earth, crumbling figures of

reclaimed copper and steel; a miniature ceramic village by Yasuo Terada under a bush.

Joanna Wasons diminutive figures quietly impress as they emerge

from verdant undergrowth, or perch on the corner of a mossy step,

while Jason Wasons substantial stoneware vessels stand guard over

the elegant fish ponds like artefacts from far-flung lands and


Andrea Geiles weathered steel pieces make striking, semi-industrial

statements, contrasting the smooth and tactile limestone of Richard

Hollidays visions of nature. Ivan Blacks clever stainless steel kinetic

constructions provide a fresh, mathematical spin; while Ann

Christopher’s graceful bronzes exude meditative qualities.

Pierre Diamantopoulos figurative stoneware Siren Song II, bursts

with movement, energy and humour on the lawn; and glass comes in

mighty, carved form in the works of both Fawkes Jackson and

Richard Jackson. Stone carver Rosie Musgrave has two diverse

pieces on show - the Kilkenny limestone Requiem embedded into the

lawn, and Way Mark I, a tactile tablet-shaped piece made of Purbeck

Pond Freestone.

Light is the defining quality captured by Anglo-American sculptor

Suzanne Redstone in her trio of steel and stone exhibits; Tony

Latimer’s sizeable ceramics find room to breath, and Sophie

Marshams stainless steel Silk Moths take flight with ease against this

bucolic backdrop.

Withiel Sculpture Garden is open, by appointment, until

September 30. Call Lemon Street Gallery on 01872 275757 or

email info@lemonstreetgallery.co.uk.

Images: From top, Lady Hares in a Forest, galvanized wire, by Sophie Ryder; Seal, bronze, by

Nicola Hicks; Siren Song II, stoneware, by Pierre Diamantopolou; Seated figure I, bronze resin,

by Joanna Wason; Way Mark I, Purbeck Pond Freestone on slate, by Rosie Musgrave.

For more information about Withiel and high resolution images contact Lemon Street

Gallery on 01872 275757 or email info@lemonstreetgallery.co.uk.

About Lemon Street Gallery:

Now in its sixteenth year Lemon Street Gallery is one of the countrys leading contemporary

galleries. It occupies a classical, elegant and spacious building within Truros prestigious Lemon

Street and has an enviable reputation for offering a vibrant eclectic programme of exhibitions and

quality publications. The gallery features a wide range of up and coming and established British

artists, and is ideally placed to draw on Cornwalls rich modernist tradition. We pride ourselves on

bringing a varied and much sought after selection of artists to the South West. There is a yearly

calendar of solo and group exhibitions from our gallery artists. We also promote our artists through

touring exhibitions at major art institutions both nationally and worldwide.