Diary Date: Enjoy the West Country's Biggest Sculpture and Art Fair at Delamore Arts -- Every Day in May

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Stunning new outdoor sculptures from sculptors Anthony Beale, Paul Vanstone and Pippa Unwin and artists Colin Self and Sarah Ingleby-Mackenzie, headline the show at the Delamore Estate.

Art@Delamore, the South West's leading Arts fair, has confirmed that this year over 100 artists and sculptors, from Henry Moore prize winners to up and coming new talent, have been selected to exhibit at the annual Art@Delamore exhibition in the stunning gardens of the Delamore Estate in the foothills of Dartmoor.

The popular Cornwood-based event, which runs every day in May, is open to the public, and features an eclectic mix of regional and national names in the art and sculture world, who exhibit their work in the exclusive setting of Delamore Estate's beautiful ballroom and grounds.

Gavin Dollard, Founder and Director of Delamore Arts, comments “Arts@Delamore is a wonderful day out. It presents a once a year opportunity to view a large selection of some of the year's most outstanding outdoor sculpture by living sculptors, all in one place. We allow the sculptors to curate their exhibits in the garden, so that they can be 'discovered' by visitors as they explore our grounds. It gives quite a magical feel, which is more representative of how sculptures can enhance a garden or estate, than just a display in a gallery.”

“Our aim is to present affordable art by living artists. Last year we had over 7,600 visitors who purchased over 320 pieces of Art & Sculpture, as well as visited the cafe and gardens, which I guess must mean we are doing something right. We pride ourselves on bringing a fresh, thought-provoking, diverse, collection of Art to the public each year and 2011 will be no exception.”

Amongst the artists, announced as exhibiting, are artists Colin Self and Sarah Ingleby-Mackenzie, and sculptors Anthony Beale, Paul Vanstone and Pippa Unwin.

Based at Cornwood, near Ivybridge in South Devon, the Art@Delamore exhibition is hosted on the Delamore estate, home to Dollard’s family since 1688. Two of the principal rooms of the house (built in 1859) are used as galleries for hanging paintings. Immense windows provide excellent natural light and make for a superb gallery where visitors have the opportunity to view paintings at leisure within the atmosphere of this impressive country house. Meanwhile the gardens, which are rarely open to the public, provide a striking backdrop for sculpture large and small, from Henry Moore Foundation prize-winners to emerging artists.

During the last eight years the exhibition has raised over £7,500 for South West charities, and this year is pleased to announce it will be supporting St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth. The Hospice is dedicated to providing highly specialised palliative for patients who have terminal or life-limiting illnesses, as well as offering support to relatives. As part of the fund-raising, local artist Michael Morgan has donated an original painting ‘Moorland Farmhouse’, a rare first artist’s proof which has never been released as a limited edition. The painting will be raffled during the course of the month long exhibition, with proceeds going to St. Luke’s.

The exhibition will be open every day throughout May. The entrance fee for 2011 will remain at £5 per adult with under 16's free. Opening hours are 10.30am to 4.30pm every day (including Bank Holidays).

For further information please contact:
Simon Whittam @ Onshore Media
on: 01752 823414 or 078 0241 6420                               
Email: simonwhittam(at)weareonshore(dot)com
Or Dawn Bebe on 07831 790416
dawnbebe(at)weareonshore(dot)com

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