The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Sculpture Preview Exhibition

“Lost & Found, Growth & Decay,” Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th February, 10am – 5pm. In a year-long sculpture residency, the Lost Gardens of Heligan have invited Cornish artist James Eddy to interpret the essence of Heligan as part of the celebrations marking the 21st anniversary of the Garden’s re-discovery.

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Sketches from Heligan Sculpture Exhibition

The Lost Gardens have inspired many artists and sculptors over the years and in celebration of the gardens’ anniversary we wanted to continue this theme with a sculpture project that our visitors could engage with and follow throughout the year.

(PRWeb UK) January 27, 2011

In a year-long sculpture residency, the Lost Gardens of Heligan have invited Cornish artist James Eddy to interpret the essence of Heligan as part of the celebrations marking the 21st anniversary of the Garden’s re-discovery.

Working with the design briefs of ‘Lost & Found’ and ‘Growth & Decay’ James has spent the winter researching and exploring Heligan in order to understand and absorb the Garden’s unique atmosphere and diversity. Many observational drawings have been made and a Sculpture Preview Exhibition will take place in the Gardens from Saturday 19 February to Sunday 27 February. Visitors to Heligan will be able visit the exhibition for free and gain an insight into the sculpture ideas that this project will produce.

“I would describe my art as leaps of faith that originate in creative imagination,” comments James, “With often limited resources, I thrive on the challenge of turning ideas into the most effective form of reality possible, through explorations and experimentation in process, materials and places.”

Lorna Tremayne from Heligan believes the Lost Gardens have inspired many artists and sculptors over the years and this art has helped further enhance visitors’ experiences. She comments, “In celebration of the gardens’ anniversary we wanted to continue this theme with a sculpture project that our visitors could engage with and follow throughout the year. Additionally, we wanted to give the opportunity to an emerging Cornish artist/sculptor who, like the gardens, was waiting to be discovered; James Eddy proved himself the perfect candidate”.            

The Sculpture Preview Exhibition will showcase James’s research period and the resulting sculpture designs in both drawing and maquette form. Visitor feedback and input on the designs will be an essential part of the process before sculpture work commences in the summer and Heligan is keen for all its visitors to be part of this inspiring sculpture journey.

The exhibition will run from Saturday February 19 to Sunday February 27.

For media enquiries, pictures or press trips contact:
Simon Whittam, Communications, Onshore Media
simonwhittam(at)weareonshore(dot)com
01752 823414
07802 416420

Dawn Bebe, Communications, Onshore Media
dawnbebe(at)weareonshore(dot)com
07831 790416

http://www.heligan.com

Notes:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan also has a special Valentines experience on offer.

  • A celebratory glass of fizz will be served to all newly engaged couples who propose (and accept) within Heligan’s stunning Italian Garden on the 14 February 2011. For further information, or to book a place, romantics should email Valentine@Heligan.com…. And for anyone already hitched, there’s still the opportunity for a romantic Valentine visit to the Lost Gardens since all couples visiting Heligan will be eligible for a special two for one entry deal throughout Valentines Week, (Monday 14 February through to Friday 18 February).

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