Busy bees at Hatherop Primary School …

Many schools visit Fresh Air every time it's on. I remember when I was at Hatherop Primary and I did the traditionally walk to Fresh Air and spent the day drawing the sculptures I liked best. I remember having great fun exploring the gardens, and as a child that was drawing all the time the [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:01+00:00July 3rd, 2013|blog, During the Show|Comments Off on Busy bees at Hatherop Primary School …

Something special …

I've already sung the praises of the Pool House Pop-Up Gallery and Shop at Fresh Air this year, but Miranda brought to my attention a rather special piece being showcased there. Simon Ryder, who originally trained as a zoologist before turning to the world of art, incorporates a wide range of technologies in his exploration [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:01+00:00July 2nd, 2013|During the Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Something special …

Around the beautiful gardens

I can't believe we are already entering the last week of the show ... it's gone so quickly! We hope you've all enjoyed it so far, and have been to visit at LEAST once and have recommended it to lots of people. Fresh Air always seems to be a great opportunity in my family to [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:01+00:00June 30th, 2013|blog, During the Show|Comments Off on Around the beautiful gardens

Pool House Pop-Up Gallery & Shop

I've spent a lot of the last two days helping out Eliza and Miranda, and their helpers, with the Pool House Pop-Up Gallery at Fresh Air. The shop is a must-see at the show as it showcases some of the smaller sculptural items, and allows crafts to be shown as well as sculptures. I thought [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:02+00:00June 26th, 2013|blog, During the Show, Visiting|Comments Off on Pool House Pop-Up Gallery & Shop

Studio Seven Textiles Workshop at Fresh Air 2013

On Sunday I had the pleasure of joining in with the Studio Seven workshop for students studying, or wishing to study, textiles. Studio Seven is a group of individual textile artists who come together to collaborate to create performances where textiles is the leading idea, and choreography, dance, and character is all based around the [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:02+00:00June 24th, 2013|blog, During the Show|Comments Off on Studio Seven Textiles Workshop at Fresh Air 2013

What else the Quenington Sculpture Trust gets up to …

Quenington Sculpture Trust, with funding from the Arts Council, runs Community Visit days such as Art Lift, which allows people who wouldn't usually hear about the show, or attend it, to get involved. Art clubs and various different groups come to the Fresh Air show for the day and are treated to a tour by [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 20th, 2013|blog, During the Show|Comments Off on What else the Quenington Sculpture Trust gets up to …

The sun makes an appearance!

A few days in and we've not had the best weather. Arriving this morning the dogs obviously thought we were in for another chilly, grey day as they snuggled up by the AGA ( don't they look cute!) However before long the above scene was transformed into the one below ... swapping the warm AGA [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 19th, 2013|blog, During the Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on The sun makes an appearance!

More of the opening day and first weekday at Fresh Air

First some more photos of the opening lunch and private viewing evening, the following photos are by Bryce Knox. First weekday into the opening of the show was a little more relaxing than the weekend, and allowed for more 'inbetween' jobs. However there was still a steady flow of visitors and lots of children from [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 17th, 2013|During the Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on More of the opening day and first weekday at Fresh Air

Private Viewing

So Saturday turned out to be a miss-match of chilly hurricane gales, April showers and humid hot patches ... but regardless the members of the CHEQS villages turned up in force, eager to have a first look at the sculptures this year's Fresh Air has to offer. I couldn't resist snapping a few 'close-up' pictures [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 16th, 2013|During the Show|Comments Off on Private Viewing