The wilded Capability Brown gardens at Devon Sculpture Park are extraordinary. Capability Brown was commissioned over 250 years ago to design one of his only seascapes and probably his most intimate garden. Today it is one of the last remaining Capability Brown gardens in the South West. Painstakingly restored, the gardens boast historic water gardens,Continue reading “Capability Brown Gardens”
A standard definition for art is ‘art is emotion’. It should therefore be the case that art can and perhaps should affect our emotional wellbeing. Hopefully positively. At Devon Sculpture Park we want to foster this link. We have double the motivation: firstly evidence supports that people de-stress in museums and galleries but also thereContinue reading “Art and Wellbeing”
The inaugural outdoor exhibition in the Capability Brown gardens is ‘ART WILDED’ by resident artist Philip Letts. The exhibition is a series of contemporary sculpture installations blending conceptual and abstract themes that examine the clash between modern society, technology, environment and nature. The overarching theme is ‘Man versus nature’. Resident artist, Philip Letts, has beenContinue reading “‘Art Wilded’ Exhibition”
Devon Sculpture Park has a sizable permanent collection of individual sculptures and installations. Developed over many decades the Open Air collection is now open to visitors. Sculptures in the rewilded parkland reflect the extraordinary contours of the land and endless seascapes. The permanent collection includes the largest collection of resident artist Letts’ environmental artworks plusContinue reading “Open Air Permanent Collection”
Mamhead Park (South), where Devon Sculpture Park is located, is steeped in history. There are a number of historic buildings. The Robert Adam Orangery The Grade II listed Orangery started as a cascade house over 500 years ago. An early owner, Thomas Ball (1671 – 1749), planted many exotic trees brought back from his continentalContinue reading “Historic Buildings”
Devon Sculpture Park is surrounded by parkland and a recently established Wilding Project. Book a Wilding Tour – CLICK HERE. Nearly 100 acres have been rewilded letting the land and nature return to their ancient, organic roots. Ploughing and fertiliser destroy the soil and damage our fragile environment – we do neither. We nurture andContinue reading “A Rewilding Centre”
Devon Sculpture Park is a new kind of outdoor art centre. We are not just one of the UK’s larger sculpture parks by acreage, we have the ambition to be a broader centre for the arts. We were established by resident artist, Philip Letts, to support sculpture, visual arts both indoor and outdoor plus design,Continue reading “An Outdoor Centre for the Arts”
Devon Sculpture Park offers a number of exciting day visit options, guided tours, specialist workshops plus company and creative retreats. We believe that we are the best place to experience and learn about smaller scale rewilding as well as environmental art. We are a leading centre for natural climate solutions. We look forward to welcomingContinue reading “Visiting Devon Sculpture Park”
Trees fallen, felled, carbon to be sucked no more. Part of a series of installations highlighting the terror of climate change. A constant theme for our park…. of our artists.
It’s begins. With our unique mix: – environmental art – rewilding [conservation] – education Join us.