Fresh Air, Fresh Art.

13 June – 4 July 2021

The Old Rectory, Quenington, Gloucestershire GL7 5BN

Open 10am – 5pm every day including Sundays

Admission is £7.50 for adults, children 18 yrs and under free

Students, showing an NUS card, can buy tickets at a reduced price: £5
(only available at the gate)

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A celebration of contemporary sculpture

This biennial sculpture exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a creative mixture of traditional, modern and cutting-edge contemporary work in a stunning outdoor setting.

Fresh Air Sculpture 2021 will bring over 130 contemporary pieces of outside sculptural work to this fantastic tranquil setting, with its expansive organic garden, lovely lawns, and River Coln running through. The list of contributing artists will be announced in March. Artwork will include installations specifically for the gardens.

The 2019 show was a great success. The weather was a challenge at times yet nearly 10,000 people visited the exhibition over the three weeks. 

The excitement of Fresh Air Sculpture is the huge diversity of materials exploring a variety of media: from stone to textiles, ceramic to glass, sound to video, mosaic to metals, rubber to resin. Monumental pieces sit alongside smaller works to suit every size of garden or outdoor space.

Behind the scenes at Fresh Air

For every show, we appoint apprentices/interns to shadow the curators and get an insight into the world of curating and understand the amount of work and co-ordination involved in make such an event run smoothly.

This film, giving a flavour of the day-to-day events at Fresh Air Sculpture, was produced by one of the 2017 apprentices, Emma Chase.

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