Art Season at Greys Court

Pink clematis walk in the walled gardens

Lady Brunner was a longtime patron of the arts, and it is in this spirit that we celebrate local art and artists at Greys Court. Join us between 12 June - 18 July to see a variety of beautiful sculpture in the grounds.

Please pre-book your visit

To help us manage numbers on site and for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, pre-booking to the property is essential. You can book your tickets on the what's on section of the website or by calling the booking office on 0344 249 1895. Tickets are released every Friday for the following week.

The Oxford Sculptors Group: 'Sculpture!'

The Oxford Sculptors Group was formed in 2002 and now has around 90 established sculptors based in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. The group includes many full-time professional sculptors, as well as some self-taught artists. They have put on exhibitions in a number of other National Trust properties, as well as at various art weeks and within art galleries. 

'The Kindness of Strangers' 2018
One of the sculptures to be shown in this year's exhibition
'The Kindness of Strangers' 2018

Please note that to protect the plants inside, dogs are not permitted in the walled gardens.

The artworks include large and small scale works in materials including stone, metal and ceramics. Artist John Nicholls will be exhibiting his figurative sandstone sculpture, amongst others. He says: "I like to combine simplicity of line, balance, curves and shadow lines to create a pleasing shape, representing nothing but itself."

Keith Appleby's 'Rock Pool Anemone'
Piece in wood created by Keith Appleby
Keith Appleby's 'Rock Pool Anemone'

Also exhibiting is Keith Appleby, whose contemporary work in wood is inspired by the sea. Keith says: "I like to explore the characterstics of the wood and develop forms based upon the natural patterns and shapes I uncover in the process." 

Buying the sculptures

As well as being able to look at and admire the sculptures, visitors can also purchase any they particularly love, and have them delivered after the exhibition has finished.

If you want to buy a sculpture, please speak to a member of staff or a volunteer who will be able to help you with your purchase. 

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