Fresh Air Sculpture 2019: 16 June - 7 July - Contemporary Art in Beautiful Gardens

Fresh Air Sculpture – Contemporary Art in Beautiful Gardens

Fresh Air Sculpture, a contemporary sculpture last took place from 16th June to 7th July 2019. This was in the extensive gardens of The Old Rectory in the beautiful Cotswold village of Quenington. This biennial curated event prides itself on showcasing and selling unique sculptural pieces. And also contemporary craft whilst providing educational workshops and events for children and adults.

Expect the traditional and the experimental; from groundbreaking exterior furniture design and ornate stonework to the softest of textiles and the glamour of glass. Over 10000 visitors meandered the gardens in 2017. They enjoyed the flora, the artworks, the enchanting atmosphere. And also the chance to relax with drinks and locally produced foods.

Fresh Air Sculpture 2019

To get the true idea of the spirit of Fresh Air Sculpture. You should watch this short film from the 2017 show.

Fresh Air Sculpture 2019: 16 June - 7 July - Contemporary Art in Beautiful Gardens

Fresh Air Sculpture

Fresh Air Sculpture 2019 will bring over 130 modern pieces of outside sculptural work to this Grade II listed building. With its expansive organic garden, in a tranquil setting, with the River Coln running through. You can see the 2019’s exhibitor list here. However, the last list is announced in March. All works will be for sale with prices ranging from £50 – £50,000.

Installations are created specifically for the gardens, to encapsulate the quirky spirit of fun, creativity and history. They’re looking forward to ceramic creativity and history that comes together at Fresh Air Sculpture.

Metamorphoman in white marble resin by John Williams

Pool House

The Pool House transforms into a contemporary craft gallery for the duration of Fresh Air Sculpture. The exhibition “From Where I’m Standing”, invites artist-makers from across disciplines to interpret views. This may simply be a view that is returned to again and again. Or perhaps from memory or even fleetingly glimpsed. Or maybe it is about taking a position or viewpoint. The references will be varied and exciting with interpretations through clay, glass, metals, wood and cloth. Also emerging to form unique collections for visitors to purchase. You can see the full lineup of Pool House Gallery exhibitors here.

Sculpture Trust

Alongside the modern sculpture and craft, The Quenington Sculpture Trust runs an educational programme for schools, colleges and adults. The workshops for 2019 will link to The Pool House’s exhibition theme.

Glass Glamour

Glass Glamour is a three-day show took place in The Old Rectory from 21 to 23 June. Curated by Fiaz Elson, twenty-two selected artists are exhibiting including Colin Reid, Dante Marioni, Sally Fawkes, and Louis Thompson. Glass Glamour is only by appointment only.


  • Awaiting dates for the next event.



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