Devon artist Victoria Westaway art events 2016 - Showborough House Affordable Art Show, Wyndcliffe Court Summer Sculpture Show, Old Chapel Gallery Summer Show, Picton Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace RHS Flower Show. Click titles for more details..
Showborough House (near Tewkesbury, Gloustershire) opens its garden every spring to host the Affordable Garden Art Competition and Exhibition. This year willow and wire sculptor Victoria Westaway will return and be exhibiting her latest willow sculptures. A wide variety of good but affordable sculpture, mostly by local sculptors, can be seen in the natural setting of the one and a half acre garden, which has been renovated over the last ten years.
There are works in different sizes, styles and media, including wood, metal, stone, glass, ceramic and resin by both local and emerging artists.
This year Victoria is teaming up once again with Chris and Loraine of Tale Valley Nursery to create four inspirational and thought provoking figurative sculptures to be exhibited on the Tale Valley Nursery stand at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Vik was asked to create a piece that illustrates both the joy and sadness experienced by a Momentum family. The focus of these four figurative sculptures were based on support, apprehension, isolation and relief. You can see the support of the mother, apprehension of the farther, isolation of the small child and relief as the older child runs out through the willow fence. The fence represents the divide between the dark and light elements of the garden.
Victoria was thrilled when asked to exhibit her Willow Sculptures again at the "Elegance and Form Sculpture Show" at Wyndcliffe Court (near Chepstow, Monmouthshire) this year, Friday 26th June - Sunday 27th September.
The gardens at Wyndcliffe Court are certainly worth a visit in their own right. However, they also make a wonderful setting for the two "Elegance and Form” garden sculpture shows. Last year saw Wyndcliffe open for the second year, for three consecutive shows, each of 6-7 weeks and each with new pieces on display. After the success of the past 3 years, 2016 is set to be even better, with favourites returning to exhibit from 2014/15 as well as welcoming a host of brand new artists to exhibit.
Victoria has been invited back to display her willow and wire sculptures amongst the Plant Heritage National Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters in Colwall, Herefordshire. The garden is open from August until mid October including many days for the National Gardens Scheme. Please check with Picton Garden or the NGS Yellow Book opening dates and times. The garden has been featured in many magazines and newspapers and has been on several television programmes.
Victoria always looks forward to showing her work at Picton Garden a horticultural delight that is only 5 mins from her arts studio. Helen Picton first invited Victoria to show her willow sculptures back in 2013 when Vik created The Michaelmas Fairy (see slides below) that has now become a permanent sculpture within the garden.