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with The London Group and Friends

Shoreham Village, Kent

17 and 18 June, 11am-5pm

Julian Wild VPRBS Doodleform Mar n Heron LG Environmental Entanglements

The spectacular Shoreham Sculpture Trail will be one of the biggest the UK has even seen and it is just on the edge of

London. Over 76 ar sts, including many prominent UK sculptors, are exhibi ng over 200 works in 26 gardens in the

beau ful village of Shoreham in Kent. There will be an astonishing variety of work ranging from monumental sculpture,

by Julian Wild, Stephen Lewis and Almuth Tebbenhoff, and works in metal and stone to ephemeral, interac ve work

and performance and quite a few ar sts will be showing several works.

The Trail will be par cularly unusual in the number of works that will be site-specific and in recent months many

exhibitors have been visi ng Shoreham and have been fired by the Darenth valley in the same spirit as the young

Samuel Palmer who, in the 1820s, did his renowned visionary landscape pain ngs inspired by this pastoral idyll and

five ar sts are doing work specifically in response to Palmer. Two dis nguished young par cipants, Henry Castle, winner

of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Commission, 2016, and Ka e Hayward, finalist for the Broomhill Na onal Sculpture

Prize, 2017 (winner to be announced in October), will both be making works especially for the Trail.

Shoreham village has held many immensely popular biennial garden safaris and is eager to host this significant venture

which is a completely new and ambi ous departure for The London Group, the UK's most pres gious and longest-

running ar sts' collec ve, having celebrated its centenary in 2013. Shoreham is a stunning place to visit just for itself

and in June the gardens of all sizes, many on the river, will be at their best, when roses reaching to the tops of trees are

most likely to be in bloom visitors couldn't wish for more perfect surroundings in which to view sculpture. Many of

the invited sculptors are London-based and others are from as far afield as Scotland and Wales. Most will be present to

meet visitors during the trail and many will be giving talks. The Trail is curated by London Group President Susan Haire.


Ÿ Just an hour from Central London, by train or car

Ÿ Train informa on and car park map a ached or visit

Ÿ Tickets: Day £10, £15 Weekend cash only at three car parks (see map) or by card at the Church TN14 7SB

Ÿ Priority ckets on now! (£11.21/£16.52)

Ÿ One catalogue included per couple

Ÿ Under 15s free. Group discount 20%

Ÿ Refreshments for sale in the Church and around the village

Ÿ Trail and Church four minutes' walk from the sta on

Ÿ The Sculpture Trail is in aid of the Shoreham Church Extension Fund. The church is a medieval Grade 1 listed

building with no toilets, no disabled access or other modern facili es