Artworks Shown At Avebury Manor Gardens - Reported by the Gazette and Herald
SCULPTURES in Avebury Manor provided by a range of artists have been on show for the public within the National Trust garden.
From stylised head stones to glass flowers mixed among real blooms, more than 80 works of art have been set up at the beauty spot.
Hazel Barry-Scott, senior visitor experience officer at Avebury, in Marlborough, said: “The sculptures look wonderful, they really complement the garden and add a different dimension as you explore each garden room.
“Many of the artists are local and each has a unique style, so there’s something for everyone, from glassworks to bronzes, wood and ceramic – and all are for sale if you can’t resist the temptation.”
Included in the selection is a head in stone made from Clipsham stone, created by artist Fiona Peever from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
The has event returned due to its popularity when it was launched last year and opened on Friday. It will run until October 1 with and is included in the standard ticket price for the National Trust location.
Fiona's sculptures are exhibited in the historic Avebury Manor, Wiltshire. One of her large stone heads was inspired by a standing stone within the Avebury Stone Circle.
Avebury Art : Sculpture in the garden
Installation of Fiona's stone sculpture head at Avebury Manor.
Fiona was inspired by one of the standing stones in the circle at Avebury. She chose a rough piece of sandstone which echoed the shape of the ancient standing stone and carved the sculpture by hand. Her sculpture is named Awen after a Druid godess meaning Inspiration.
Avebury Art Sculpture Exhibition, Avebury Manor, Wiltshire Sat 27th August - Sun 25 September www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury