David and Lucy Abel Smith have long been champions of Fine Craft in the Cotswolds region and beyond. The Fresh Air Sculpture exhibition has emerged from their wish to provide a natural showcase for sculpture and decorative arts of the highest quality. Over the years the gardens at Quenington Old Rectory have been inspiration, stage and sometimes foil to countless experiments in the visual arts – from cutting edge furniture design; to textiles, glass and ceramics in a unique outdoor setting; to collaborations with film and lighting technicians, fashion and performance. Whatever your craft, Fresh Air Sculpture seeks to be fertile ground for creative endeavour.

The Fresh Air Sculpture Show 2021

This is the 15th Fresh Air Sculpture Show, and once more, we are hoping to entice both new and experienced patrons to start or extend their collections – as the Sculpture Trust must sell work in order to continue with its charitable aims.

We help artists by showing and selling their work, providing bursaries and apprenticeships as well as running an extensive education programme.

Would you like to be a volunteer at Fresh Air Sculpture 2021?

We welcome volunteers to help man the gate during the three week show. It helps if you live locally and are interested in the arts. Most of our volunteers come from the local community and work half days in pairs. Mornings 10am-2pm. Afternoons 1pm-5pm.

For more information please email: [email protected]

Support us by advertising in our catalogue

Fresh Air Sculpture is run by the Quenington Sculpture Trust, a registered charity, and all surplus funds are used to provide our education programme, artist bursaries and apprenticeships scheme. We had 10,000 people through the gates in 2019, many of whom bought or had access to a catalogue. If you think you may be interested in advertising in our catalogue, please contact us and request our Media Pack!