A SCULPTURE park will be transformed with more than 200 additional pieces for the award-winning exhibition FORM 2022.

Following the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural event, the large-scale arts exhibition will return to Sculpture by the Lakes creating a ‘nationally significant sculpture hub’ in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

The park is at Pallington east of Dorchester.

FORM 2022, which takes place from March 30 – May 29, will see large scale and monumental sculptures installed across the park’s 26-acres of lakes, rivers, gardens and woodlands – with an exhibition of smaller pieces hosted at Gallery by the Lakes.

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Globally renowned sculptor and owner of Sculpture by the Lakes, Simon Gudgeon said: “For the past year, we have been working to bring together a carefully curated collection of works by artists I consider to be among the finest contemporary sculptors in the UK right now.

“This is a rare opportunity for art lovers and buyers to experience an extraordinary range of works in an expansive natural environment; it is only in a setting such as this, where such monumental pieces are in scale with their surroundings, that all their power and beauty can be truly appreciated.”

Dorset Echo: Clover by Heather Jansch. Picture: Sculpture by the Lakes Clover by Heather Jansch. Picture: Sculpture by the Lakes

The exhibition will include work by the late sculptor Heather Jansch which will be the first exhibition featuring her work since her death in August last year. Jansch is best known for her life-sized sculptures of horses in driftwood and bronze.

Mr Gudgeon added: “We’re extremely proud to be able to show Heather’s masterful sculptures here at Sculpture by the Lakes, and to play a part in preserving her extraordinary legacy – ensuring as many people as possible can experience her work in a beautiful setting.”

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Other artists whose work will feature include Ed Elliott - an award-winning sculptor of large-scale pieces, Jonathan Hateley, Carl Longworth – and his giant 2.5m bronze barn owl, and Jonathan Loxley.

Dorset Echo: Barn Owl III by Carl Longworth. Picture: Sculpture by the Lakes Barn Owl III by Carl Longworth. Picture: Sculpture by the Lakes

Mr Gudgeon expressed his excitement for the event: “A year in the planning, I now cannot wait to see this exhibition come together in the coming weeks.

“My hope is that FORM 2022 will stir your senses and enliven your mind, as all art should, and I am excited to share it all with our visitors.”

Tickets for FORM 2022 will costs £12.50. For more information and to book visit www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk


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