Oxford Sculptors Group exhibition at Greys Court

Pink clematis walk in the walled gardens

This event is from 2017, and this article is now out of date. There's an exciting new way to explore the gardens at Greys Court this June. For the first time, we will have a exhibition of Oxford Sculptors Group artworks throughout the walled gardens and the Cromwellian Building.

The artworks, which include figurative works, animals and abstracts, will be displayed throughout the walled garden, including the Rose Garden, and smaller pieces will also be displayed in the internal spaces of the loggia in the White Garden and the recently restored Tudor Cromwellian building.

OSG organiser John Penrose said: “This is the first time we have exhibited at Greys Court. The beautiful gardens are divided up into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’ which lend themselves well to sculpture.”

The exhibits

The artworks include large and small scale works in materials including stone, metal and ceramics. For instance, Daren Greenhow will be exhibiting his steel sculptures which incorporate everyday objects such as bicycle parts and kitchen utensils. He says: “I enjoy the challenge of reinterpreting them into new and unexpected contexts.”

'Dragonfly on a leaf' Daren Greenhow
picture of a dragonfly sculpture by Daren Greenhow
'Dragonfly on a leaf' Daren Greenhow

Also exhibiting is Kay Singla, whose contemporary works in clay and bronze resin reflect happiness, love, family and togetherness. Kay will be exhibiting her wonderfully warm and tactile sculpture ‘Content’ which was awarded the Sculptors’ Own Prize presented by the Mayor of Kensington at Chelsea Town Hall. 

About the group

The Oxford Sculptors Group was formed in 2002 and now has around 80 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.  

Dates and times

From Saturday 3 June to Sunday 25 June sculptures will be placed around the walled gardens, in some areas just outside the walled gardens, and smaller places will be on display inside the Cromwellian Building.

Visitors will be able to view the sculptures during opening hours, which is from 10am to 5pm with last entry being at 4:30pm.

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 head to the pay point available in the Cromwellian Building where a volunteer will be able to help you with your purchase.