Victoria was delighted to return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with her latest commission 'Family' a series of figures for the Great Pavilion. The Sculptures formed part Tale Valley Nursery stand. This gorgeous woodland garden setting received a Gold Medal and was admired by the RHS Judges who loved the story behind the design. This original garden celebrates the work of the Momentum Charity which supports children and the families of children undergoing treatment for cancer.
The sculptures represent a family enjoying a beautiful woodland walk and capturing sight of a willow owl (the charities icon) high on a branch. These sculptures stood amongst trees and shade tolerant plants from the award winning Tale Valley Nursery whose RHS Chelsea Flower Show stand has proven yet again to delight and inspire.
'Family' was created using Black Maul willow from the Somerset levels, the willow sculpture works harmoniously in the natural environment and offers dynamic interest throughout the seasons, long after the blooms of Chelsea have faded. The figures are free standing on a steel plate using a steel armature which maintains the form of the willow for years to come. Victoria loved creating 'Family' and is delighted that this work will be helping to raise awareness as well as funds for the charity. Now the Chelsea Flower show has finished Momentum have auctioned off the sculptures and raised a brilliant £5,000. You can find out more about the wonderful work of Momentum by contacting the Momentum Charity.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show - May 2015 figurative willow sculptures commission by Tale Valley Nursery for the Momentum Charity Great Pavilion exhibition. The "Family" a willow sculpture by RHS Chelsea artist Victoria Westaway
RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal awarded to Tale Valley Nursery for their woodland exhibition stand that included Devon artist Victoria Westaway's Figurative Willow Sculptures
RHS Chelsea Willow Sculpture depicting "Family" in woodland setting with "Willow Owl" the familiar Icon of Momentum Charity, sponsors of the Tale Valley Nursery exhibition stand in the great pavilion.
RHS Chelsea Gold Medal awarded to Tale Valley Nursery exhibit incorporating Ledbury Artist Victoria Westaway's unique figurative willow sculpture, sponsored by the Momentum Charity
Chelsea Girls celebrate gold medal. Willow artist Victoria Westaway with Momentum Charity representatives during RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 2015. Well done everyone, good effort fabulous award.
Chris and Loraine of Tale Valley Nurseries, RHS Chelsea gold medal winners three years running celebrate another Gold Medal with Hereford artist Victoria Westaway
RHS Chelsea Flower Show visitors admiring the Momentum Charity willow family on the Tale Valley Nursery exhibition stand featuring Chelsea Flower Show Willow Sculpture.
These RHS Chelsea Flower Show willow sculptures raised £5000 for Momentum Charity during the Great Pavilion Exhibition. Congratulations to all involved.
Momentum Founder Bianca Efferney was delighted with Victoria's work..
They are absolutely beautiful even made me quite tearful as they defiantly represent the family unit perfectly..