'Elements of Capability' sculpture show
'Elements of Capability' is an intriguing outdoor sculpture show inspired by the work of landscape designer, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The artwork will be displayed in Lacock's abbey grounds from 30 April to 22 May.
Capability at Lacock
Aspects of design
The show commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, whose vision transformed the grounds of the landed gentry in the 1700s.
The sculptures will echo Brown's artistic vision and reflect the central elements of his designs: wide open skies, rolling meadows, hills fringed by woodland, placid reflective lakes and grazing animals.
Featured artists include Melissa Cole, Celia Smith, Annie Mulholland, Woody Fox, Lisa Pettibone, Lucy Strachan, Anna Gillespie and Raymond Wirick.
They bring a great variety of skills and mediums to Lacock; from colourful stained glass, to willow, from wire, to astro-turf.
" We are very lucky to have so many brilliant artists included in the show."
There will be the opportunity to meet some of the talented artists behind 'Elements of Capability' on two special dates in May:
8 May 2016, 10.30am – 4pm
Melissa Cole, Lucy Strachan and Celia Smith will be around the abbey grounds providing guided walks and answering questions about their creations.
22 May 2016, 10.30am – 4pm
Woody Fox will be working on one of his willow sculptures while Annie Mulholland and Lisa Pettibone will be on hand to chat about their works.