News from The Garden Gallery

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Making a Mark opens on Saturday 13 May (Private View 11–5) and runs until 8 July on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11–5.
Making a Mark is a celebration of craftsmanship.At the Private View on 13 May the Lettering Arts Trust in Snape will have a display about its work and some of the letter carvers exhibiting in Making a Mark will demonstrate their skill. The title of the exhibition embraces all the artists who show their fine work at The Garden Gallery. New here this year are Lisi Ashbridge, Sadie Brockbank MRBS, Anne Curry MRBS, Paul Donovan, Mark Evans, Rowena Gilbert, Joseph Hillier MRBS, Eric Marland, John Neilson, Jane Rickards, Tim Royall and Mark Stonestreet.

The Garden Gallery at The Grange Festival
The gallery is exhibiting sculpture by Charlotte Mayer FRBS and Salvatore Anselmo at The Grange Festival this summer.

The grounds at The Grange, near Winchester, have been returned to their Arcadian glory by eminent landscape architect, Kim Wilkie. To read more about this stunning Festival of opera, click the link below.

Mark Beattie, Jonathan Loxley and Roger Stephens have become Members of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Patricia Volk and Rebecca Newnham are Fellows.


by Rebecca Newnham FRBS
Now at HSBC Bank, Solent Business Park, Fareham - Soar by Rebecca Newnham MRBS (glass aggregate). For the clients, Soar considers a swan taking off from water and the symmetry of its wings in reflection. This sculpture has a strong relationship with the surrounding wetlands of Forum One as Bens Lake and New lake are close to the building as well as the rather more obvious proximity of the River Solent.’

Photo: David Bird.

Echoes in the Memory

Blown Away by Sioban Coppinger FRBS
This was a stunning exhibit in Echoes in the Memory in 2014. Thanks to the generosity of Peter and Carole Wilcock from Winchester who visit the gallery regularly Blown Away is now in the Boyes Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum's new Remembrance Centre in Staffordshire. Click on the link on the right for more information.

Sioban says of the sculpture, Blown Away is a study of a moment. The young man, his life fleeting as a gust of leaves, sees the whole world in a glance. ‘…Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future…’. Inspired by T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, this piece pays homage to so many brave people whose lives are altered by their time. The plinth fabricated in mild steel is reminiscent of hastily dispatched munitions… or a ship's funnel… left to rust. Its stripes of bronze reflect adopted strength.’

A poem by Ingrid Seifert, a violinist with London Baroque, inspired by Blown Away

JUNE 2014
Where will you be
what will you say
when war with
laurel leaves
the wreath of honour weaves,
when wind while
youthful years
are spent blows dry their tears,
when fear holds
hands with me
to frighten off the enemy
and darkness
shines its light
on my companion’s longest night?
Where will you be
what will you say
when you remember
that hope and glory’s dying ember
was blown away?
Where will you be
what will you say?

Click below to watch a short video of Neil Wilkin making Hanging Spirals – available from The Garden Gallery


Much of the work shown at The Garden Gallery is equally suitable for interiors. The gallery is gradually offering more pieces for the home and office, and last year sold two bronzes by Charlotte Mayer FRBS to yacht designers for a luxury yacht. Click on ‘Galleries’ in the main menu for Contemporary Sculpture and Ceramics for Interiors.

Image: Scintilla by Charlotte Mayer FRBS, bronze, height 45cms.
Photo: Steve Russell

Look! A summer of sculpture is coming!

Inspired by the Word – an exhibition by contemporary artists celebrating the literature of Jane Austen, Edward Thomas and Gilbert White.
Inspired by the Word will take place in Winchester Cathedral, Gilbert White's Garden, Selbourne, Petersfield Physic Garden and Petersfield Museum, Chawton House Library and the Red House Mueum, Christchurch.

Blown Away by Sioban Coppinger FRBS is now in The Boyes Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum's stunning new remembrance centre, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

Adam Buick at The British Museum.

Glass sculptors Sally Fawkes MRBS and Richard Jackson MRBS in ‘Reflection’ at Salisbury Cathedral.

New pots by Wendy Hoare at The Garden Gallery.