Farewell to Hilary Jack’s Follies
It has comes time for us to say goodbye to artist Hilary Jack’s follies that have happily resided in the landscape at Packwood for a number of years.
Hilary Jack created a contemporary reworking of Baron Ash’s theatrical ‘Follies’ of the 1920s and 1930s in her innovative playful sculpture in the gardens and parkland at Packwood.
Both the bed, boldly standing in the parkland inviting adventure and the InsideOutHouse nestled cosily in the woods have delighted visitors, volunteers and staff alike.
The follies are set to be removed in June to give us time to prepare for something new at Packwood this Autumn.
A new contemporary art project at Packwood
Launching October 2017
Packwood are delighted to be working with artist-designer duo David Murphy and Catherine Aitken on a new piece of contemporary art launching this October.
Walk out into the landscape this Autumn and discover the Prospect Room (working title), a space between inside and outside that explores the dynamic between the house and garden. Filtering light and sound, it will play with our senses, presenting new ways of looking at Packwood's ever-changing scenery. The artists describe it as a space with “moments of transparency, opacity and reflectivity - a space perfectly suited to daydreaming” (Aitken and Murphy, 2017).