Sculpture Al Fresco II: Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey

31 May - 31 August 2012

Marcelle Joseph Projects is delighted to present Sculpture Al Fresco II, the second annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the grounds of the renowned Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey, the former royal hunting lodge of King Henry VII dating back to 1550 AD. This show, focussing on recent contemporary sculpture by 15 international artists, represents a unique view of the development of contemporary sculpture today.  Sculpture Al Fresco II takes a fresh approach, placing 22 sculptural works made over the last few years against the backdrop of a 450 year old stately home and one of the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in all of Europe. The landmark sculptures on display will range from the five metre tall thrust of red knotted stainless steel by Julian Wild sited in the grassed amphitheatre at the back of the gardens to the bronze interlocking chairs cast from human skeletons by Steven Gregory (artist mentor to Damien Hirst) placed in the Anne Boleyn Room inside the historic house.

 

The 2012 edition of Sculpture al Fresco will include contemporary sculptures sited throughout the 50 acres of gardens and parkland at Great Fosters as well as sculptures placed throughout the public areas of the Grade One listed house.  Visitors will be invited to wander throughout the house and gardens in order to discover these sculptural masterpieces.