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 …

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

Day 8

Unfortunately we are skipping to Day 8 seeing as a nasty cough kept me away from the show throughout Day 6 & 7. However it's been as busy as ever and it was nice to return to see some new pieces up! The gardens have enjoyed a slight watering from the ominous British clouds, but [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 12th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day 8

Day Four & Five

My walk to Fresh Air each morning also means a walk by the neighbours ... here are perhaps the cutest of the neighbours ... They are totally oblivious, of course, to what's happening over the river. Perhaps they will notice the stag that Dorcas Casey installed today ? (Photos to follow next week as I [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00June 7th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day Four & Five

Day Two & Three – The Nelson Trust and blue skies

Day Two was the arrival of Jack Everett, an expert in designing and building sustainable structures using bamboo.  He is a designer and artist who collaborates with groups to inspire and train them to make temporary or permanent constructions, sharing ideas and celebrating team work. He arrived at the Old Rectory with bamboo at the [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00June 5th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day Two & Three – The Nelson Trust and blue skies

Day One of my Internship – Dismantling pianos and admiring the garden

Luckily I live about a mile and a bit from The Old Rectory, so my 'commute' to Fresh Air each day is in the form of a rather lovely walk along cow parsley edged pathways, and I'm hoping all this 'fresh air' and walking around will do me some good as I'm not a one [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day One of my Internship – Dismantling pianos and admiring the garden

Sneak Peek – Faces

Today's sneak peek looks at how faces have been brought into sculptures at this year's show. Reminder - only 19 days to go! First up we have Pete Moorhouse's creation called 'Congregation 2013'. This piece to me signifies one great big conversation between a group of people. The faces though identical in shape each reflect [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00May 28th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|2 Comments

Sneak Peek – The Birds of Superstition

Today's sneak peek is at two sculptures depicting birds - one of two Magpies and another of a Raven. Two birds that are ladened with superstitions both good and bad! Dave Cooke has decided to go with good luck rather than bad by sculpting two magpies in a piece aptly named 'Two for Joy'.  One [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00May 26th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Sneak Peek – The Birds of Superstition

Sneak Peek – Cubes

So today the sneak peek is looking at two very different sculptures that share the characteristic of being a cube. Firstly we have 'The Red Place' by Alison Thistlethwaite. A powder-coated steel frame with acrylic panels forming a 200cm x 2oocm cube. A box that throws you into a world of red, and one of the sculptures that [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:16+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Sneak Peek – Cubes