Sculpture at Kingham Lodge during Oxfordshire Artweeks 21st-30th May 2016

  • Kingham Lodge Sculptures
  • Kingham Lodge Sculptures
  • Five acres of lanscaped gardens at Kingham Lodge located in the Cotswolds
  • Oxfordshire Artweeks - Sculpture at Kingham Lodge

In Quotes & Numbers

Since 2012 we have raised over £80,000 for charity thanks to the support of thousands of visitors including hundreds of school children who have come to see over 400 sculptures by over 70 artists as well as 10 schools. 
 
Visitors come as much for the garden (and delicious home baking) as for the art. Below is a range of quotes from previous exhibitions:

Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor said:

"Chris, hats off to you. I think this is a really fantastic initiative and it really is at the highest level as well, people [don’t need to] travel miles to the Yorkshire sculpture park when you have Kingham Lodge just up the road."

Artist Lucy Unwin who work-shopped with Chadlington Primary School said:

“The butterfly project allowed every child to create their own individual piece that became part of a complete installation that represented the entire school. Every class seemed to really enjoy the process and it was so exciting to see the children come up with their own creative ideas and have some fun.”

Kirsty Jackson from Ducklington Primary School said:

“As we are doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for our end of term production we decided to make something related to that. The children loved the experience of working with an artist for the day and using unusual materials. They are looking forward to seeing their work when we visit.”

Wendy Smart from Holy Trinity said:

“Children of all abilities were able to unleash their creative talents, and make wire flowers to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s, 90th birthday. We are now full of pride and great excitement as we prepare to bring our school, and our family members to the sculpture trail at Kingham. Thank you for the opportunity to enrich our curriculum.”

Mrs Colton said:

“This is the best small garden I’ve been to, by small I mean in comparison with very big ones. It’s better that Asthall Manor, Quenington or Highgrove.”

Mrs Young said:

“I came over to see the Sculpture Exhibition this afternoon and left entranced by your garden.”

Esther Lafferty, Festival Director, Oxfordshire ArtWeeks said:

‘It is lovely to see Kingham Lodge open with sculpture once again and terrific to hear of the number of people who’ve enjoyed the sculpture particularly in a rural setting.’

Mr & Mrs Johns Said:

"Just wanted to congratulate and thank you for a superb artweeks activity. Everything - from the gardens, the quality and diversity of sculpture to the young people serving refreshments - was perfect yesterday."

Nicky Hannam, The Cotswold School said:

"We were delighted to be given the opportunity to take part and the year 7 and 8 students involved had great fun making their own fun and quirky rats. They worked with sculptor Ali Grant who enthused them with the excitement of working in 3-dimensions. They also have a wonderful sense of pride in having their work displayed at a real exhibition and we look forward to bringing them to the show"