The Autumn programme includes 4 open-air exhibitions plus our inaugural indoor exhibit. 4 artists, 5 exhibitions in the Wilded Capability Brown gardens.
On 19 October we open our 2nd indoor gallery, the Robert Adam Gallery, with an exciting mix of artists and sculptors – some established, some emerging. We host a diverse programme of art exhibitions with new shows opening every few months.
‘ART WILDED’, by Philip Letts, is in the lower Capability Brown gardens. ‘Bridges’ by Dartmoor-based Matt Dingle in the inner gardens and at The Terraces. Watch Exeter’s Chris Speyer installing his monolithic ceramics in The Paddock opposite the church. Enjoy Colin Porter’s activist art installation ‘Tekin’ down the trees’ with performance on Saturdays at 2pm from 19 October.
The Wilded gardens and main exhibitions are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Also Bank Holidays. Adults £12, children under 12 £6. Half price entry for repeat visits with DSP card. Parking is free.
Join a free Artist Talk every 2nd Saturday of the month at 12pm, meeting at The Terraces. Artists discuss their art, inspiration, how they were influenced by DSP and show some of their works.
We also host group visits and guided tours of the main exhibitions and the permanent collection across the wider park. Book a Guided 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, 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 fifty foot leat carrying water plants in the summer and shimmering water over galvanised steel trays in the winter.
Exeter sculptor, Chris Speyer, is currently installing his large-scale ceramic sculptures in The Paddock. His first piece ‘Fold’, shown above, is in situ. He is developing a site-specific installation from 18 October called ‘Flux’. It will inlude three sculptures with an environmentally sensitive performance element. Come and watch Chris in action.
The ‘Textures’ Mixed Media exhibition is open in the Sheds indoor gallery until 29 November 2019.
‘Textures’ examines multiple mixed media. This indoor exhibition fuses sculpture with mixed media. It includes some of Philip Letts’ later works.
Open Air Permanent Collection
The Open-Air permanent collection comprises around 100 artworks across 50 acres of the park and gardens. It includes dozens of sculptures and artworks from leading international artists as well as a collection of Letts’ environmental art. Book a Guided Art Tour – CLICK HERE.
We are planning to host events and workshops. If you would like to organise an event here or run a workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreats, Meetings & Entertaining
As a creative, rewilded retreat we have a number of stunning spaces for meetings, conferences, retreats and more. A full day retreat starts at £50 per head including room-hire, lunch, refreshments and an opening talk and walk. It also includes access to the art exhibitions and Wilded Capability Brown gardens. To enquire contact email@example.com.
Devon Sculpture Park is the perfect venue for a truly beautiful wedding. Your ceremony could be held in the 800 year old church with drinks on the Capability Brown terraces overlooking the gardens and sea. Your reception would be hosted under a marquee on the old tennis court. The Lake House and Summer House are available for accomodation. Please contact us to arrange.
Please use directions below as Sat Nav is not always accurate.
Mamhead Park (South) is just above Mamhead and Ashcombe, a few miles South of Exeter. From Exeter or the M5 heading South take the A380 and exit at Old Haldon Hill. From Newton Abbot or Torquay take the A380 North and exit at Mamhead taking the 2nd right turn over the flyover.
Follow the road signed Mamhead & Dawlish for 3/4 mile and make sure to take the first right turn to Ashcombe. Go straight over the cross roads and continue on the lane for 1 mile, passing Mamhead Woods & the Obelisk on your left. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the junction signed Mamhead Village Hall. Devon Sculpture Park is on the left after 300 yds. You will see a thatched gatehouse and a sign for the sculpture park.
If you find yourself in Mamhead village pass the village hall on your left and at the first crossroads turn right up the hill. Continue for 1 mile and you will see the entrance and thatched gatehouse after a right bend.
Enter the private drive and continue to ‘PARKING’ area just before the church. Parking is free. Walk past the church up to the main entrance following signs to Capability Brown gardens.
Whichever way you come you can only enter the sculpture park from the Southern entrance to Mamhead Park.
Devon Sculpture Park
Mamhead Park (South)