Art Boxes at Basildon Park
New for this summer, Basildon Park is offering visitors the chance to experience the parkland in a different way, through creating pieces of art.
Art and Basildon Park
Basildon Park has frequently been linked to art. The Iliffe’s were keen collectors, as can be seen by taking a wander through the mansion, and the Brinsley Ford exhibition in the South Pavillion showcases some great pieces of work, including impressive Old Masters, 20th century engravings and paintings of the Grand Tour.
During the summer months we want to give visitors the chance to engage with art in another way.
What is happening?
Everyday throughout June, July & August there will be boxes placed at various points around the parkland which contain some basic art materials.
It is then up to visitors to get creative, by sketching, drawing or scribbling something based on the view they can see at these various points. All completed pieces of art should then be handed in to a box at Visitor Reception for the Basildon Park team to collect in. Please write your name and age on the back of your piece of art.
In the autumn we will be putting on an exhibition of some of the art pieces created during these months by visitors.
We can’t wait to see how creative our visitors are, and the different types of pieces that will be completed during these months.
Map of the art boxes
Download the map of the Parkland walks, where the locations of the art boxes have been indicated by grey rectangles on the map.