Affordable Garden Art Exhibition Showborough House 1st April to 6th June 2010

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Showborough House Affordable Garden Art Exhibition 1st April To 6th June 2010
Showborough House Affordable Garden Art Exhibition 1st April To 6th June 2010
Showborough House holds the Affordable Garden Art Competition and Exhibition in the Spring. A wide variety of good but affordable sculpture, mostly by local or emerging sculptors, can be seen in the...
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Showborough House holds the Affordable Garden Art Competition and Exhibition in the Spring. A wide variety of good but affordable sculpture, mostly by local or emerging sculptors, can be seen in the natural setting of the one and a half acre garden, which has been renovated over the last five years. There are works in different sizes, styles and media, including wood, metal, stone, glass, ceramic and resin. Showborough is an informal venue, where visitors are encouraged to enjoy the exhibits and the garden at their own pace, and perhaps to sit and relax with a cup of tea or coffee.


Exhibits are for sale and because Showborough House is a non-profit venture any purchases provide maximum support to the artists.

The 2010 Affordable Garden Art Exhibition will be open from Maundy Thursday 1st April until Sunday 6th June. It will include sculptures by British sculptors - students, emerging and established - some of whom are previous exhibitors here. There will be just over 100 pieces on display, as this is about how many can be given individual spaces in the garden and shown to best advantage, while giving enough interest for visitors who have travelled some distance.

There will be an indoor exhibition for added interest and refreshments will be available. Visitors will be able to donate an entrance fee to charity if they wish.

Normal opening days will be Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Groups who wish to come on other days, or to have special catering arrangements or talks on regular days, may arrange to do so and may contact us as soon as they like.

Sculptors exhibiting this year are mostly from Gloucestershire and surrounding counties and they work in most media, including stone, glass, metal, wood, ceramic, resin, mosaic and plastic. They are likely to be Emma Ablitt, Martin Adamson, Sian Andrews, Nigel Ash, Lynn Baker, Caroline Barnett, Mark Beattie, Ant Beetlestone, Debbie Bent, Alison Berman, Erica Bibbings, John Bibbings, Anne Boning, Henrietta Bud, Fiona Campbell, Ray Castell, Sandra Christie, Charlotte Clark, James Connolly, Gordon Cooke, Richard Cresswell, Sue Crossfield, Ed Elliott, Pat Elmore, Jane Foreman, Mike Gabriel, Peter Garrard, Neil Gow, Judy Greaves, Lucie Hakobyan, Andy Hayman, Hilary Higgott, Iron Vein, Derek Kinzett, Claudia Koch, Charlotte Masters, Claire McDermott, Fiona Meadley, Gaynor Murray, Patricia Northcroft, Joanna Payne, John Payne, Kim Pethybridge, Hilary Poole, Gillian Reeve, Alex Relph, Sharon Rich, Andrew Roache, Gillian Roberts, Alan Ross, Peter Sainty, Kate Sell, Marie Shepherd, Helen Slater, Caro Sweet, Diane Tims, Dave Turner, Karen Vogt, Judith Waddington, Emma Walker, Pat Walls, Glyn Walton and Cathy Wood.

The indoor exhibition will include work by Herefordshire artists Helen Crawford and Bronte Woodruff, as well as a collection of sketches by some of the featured sculptors.

To contact the Sculpture Garden at Showborough House:

call Andrew or Glynis on 01684 296605,

e-mail to (subject: sculpture)

or write to Andrew Roache, Showborough House, Twyning, Gloucestershire GL20 6DN.

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Showborough House is conveniently situated close to the A38, M5 and M50 and is easy to find with a little guidance. Some satellite navigation systems leave people on the M5, part of which has the same postcode, so the final mile from Twyning is best followed the old-fashioned way, by map or the instructions below.

We are one mile from the centre of the village of Twyning. From the village War Memorial take the road signposted to Hillend, Strensham and Pershore. (There is a temporary sign to Showborough during the exhibition.) After ½ mile turn right, signposted Showborough and Downfield. At the bottom of the hill turn left, signposted Showborough. Showborough House is the first property on the right.

Twyning is signposted off the A38 three miles north of Tewkesbury (towards Worcester) in the hamlet of Shuthonger, almost opposite the Hilton hotel.

Twyning is also signposted off the slip-road of the west-bound M50 junction 1 (for Malvern), one mile from junction 8 of the M5. If east-bound on the M50 leave at junction 1 (Tewkesbury), go under the motorway, then 50 yards up the M50 West slipway before turning right for Twyning.

Visitors from Pershore may approach from Defford on the Pershore to Upton-upon-Severn road. Twyning is signposted just after Defford by the farm shop. Go through Strensham. Showborough is signposted to the left on the outskirts of Twyning.

Parking at Showborough House is indicated on the common. People with mobility problems may find it easier to avoid the gravel drive and enter the garden from the field if they have no objection to driving on grass. They should arrange for the field gate to be open before they arrive.

Some approximate journey times are: Tewkesbury or Pershore 10 minutes, Malvern and Ledbury 20 minutes, Cheltenham, Worcester or Evesham 25 minutes, Cirencester or Stow-on-the-Wold 40 minutes, Moreton-in-Marsh 45 minutes.

The closest places for lunch are the Village Inn or the Fleet Inn in Twyning (I mile), various pubs and cafes in Tewkesbury, Pershore or Upton (5-6 miles), or pubs in villages such as Ripple or Bredon. The National Trust's Croome Park (8 miles) has a cafeteria in the renovated World War II military hospital.

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