Exhibitions

We believe that environmental art on rewilded lands challenges and educates us about natural solutions to the climate crisis.

We host a diverse programme of art exhibitions and events. Like our Facebook page for invites to art openings, music sessions and workshops.

Last year we opened 2nd indoor gallery, the Robert Adam Gallery, with an exciting mix of artists and sculptors – most established, some emerging. Select artworks are for sale.

ART WILDED’, by Philip Letts, is in the lower Capability Brown gardens. ‘Bridges’ by Dartmoor-based Matt Dingle is in the inner gardens. Watch Exeter’s Chris Speyer building the last of his large-scale ceramics in The Paddock opposite the church. Speyer’s exhibition ‘Flux’ opened recently. Enjoy Colin Porter’s activist art installation ‘Tekin’ down the Trees’ above the Robert Adam Orangery.

We host group visits and guided tours of the main exhibitions and the permanent collection across the wider park. Book a Guided Environmental Art Tour – CLICK HERE.

The ‘ART WILDED’ exhibition, by international artist Philip Letts, is a conceptual sculpture show examining key environmental issues including waste, plastics abuse, climate change and deforestation.

Philip’s art challenges urban consumer culture and its destruction of community and environment. He uses found objects and environmental discoveries from around the Rewilded estate alongside static, robotic, disconnected mannequin-like fibreglass figures defining ‘man VERSUS nature’.

‘Bridges’ is a collection of Matt Dingle’s sculptures to be found around The Terraces and inner gardens. Dartmoor’s Matt Dingle describes himself as sculptor and blacksmith. Most of his works are in galvanised steel.

His collection of sculptures and structures portray bridges to nature. He imaginatively creates shiny, reflecting steel sculptures finished with branches and leaves. Two of his structures are literally Bridges. One is a thirty foot leat carrying water plants in the summer and shimmering water over galvanised steel trays in the winter.

‘Flux’ by Chris Speyer is an exhibition of of large-scale environmental ceramic sculptures which opened in The Paddock. It includes a trio of sculptures with an environmentally sensitive performance element.

Two sculptures have been fired and one is being built on-site using Devon soil and estate rocks. Come and watch Chris in action.

‘STREET’ a celebration of street art and underground street artists in The Sheds Gallery until August.

‘STREET’ centres around Letts’ early abstract photographs of gritty, ephemeral street art and the artists in the back streets of London and Paris. The show includes works by often anonymous underground street artists who have produced striking, political art on weathered wood panels.

The exhibition brings ‘backstreet’ to edgy, rewilded Devon. It reminds us of the importance of ‘ephemeral’ in the battle for our planet.

OPEN-AIR PERMANENT COLLECTION

The Open-Air permanent collection comprises dozens of environmental artworks across the park and gardens. It includes sculptures and artworks from leading international artists as well as a collection of Letts’ environmental art. Book a Guided Art Tour – CLICK HERE.

RETREATS, MEETINGS & PRIVATE VIEWINGS

As a creative, rewilded retreat we have a number of stunning spaces for meetings, conferences, retreats and more. A full day retreat starts at £35 per person including room-hire, lunch and morning refreshments. It also includes access to the art exhibitions and wilded Capability Brown gardens.

Entertain clients or guests. Visit the sculpture park and gardens followed by lunch and a private art viewing at the Robert Adam Gallery. Minimum 8 guests, £45 per person.

To enquire contact hello@devonsculpturepark.org.

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