An Exhibition by Chris Speyer

Chris Speyer, leading British environmental ceramic sculptor, has opened his latest exhibition ‘EARTH WORK’ at DSP – until 31 May 2022. EARTH WORK is a collaboration between artist and place, between artist and those things born from the Earth in a specific location, but also a collaboration between artist and earth with a small ‘e’Continue reading “An Exhibition by Chris Speyer”

Environmental Art Moving Online

DSP is passionate about environmental art. It is central to our mission to support nature and art; wildlife and sculpture. Environmental art is often site-specific in its physical form and virtual in its commercial form – as photographs, video, words and performance. Mamhead Park South, DSP’s home, has had environmentally minded sculpture for centuries, includingContinue reading “Environmental Art Moving Online”

Rewilding a Historic Garden

The Capability Brown gardens at Devon Sculpture Park have been going through a multi-year restoration programme. Since the Letts family bought this old Mamhead estate, the centuries old cascade gardens have been transformed from a tired, overgrown traditional English garden to a model for wildlife gardening and biodiversity. The idea was simple. Take the principlesContinue reading “Rewilding a Historic Garden”

An Exhibition by Terry Howe

Terry Howe’s conceptual, environmental art exhibition ‘Looking For Clues’ is at DSP until 31 May 2021. Visit it online. Terry’s online exhibition is a playful yet insightful examination of the ‘found’ and ‘natural’ that surround us. A reminder of how small and fragile this planet is. We asked Terry to describe his work in hisContinue reading “An Exhibition by Terry Howe”

Why Smaller-scale Rewilding is Important

Rewilding could be the most holistic and natural solution to the climate crisis. Large national parks started the practice nearly thirty years ago in places like Yellowstone Park in America. Large scale projects are focused on wildlife conservation and reintroduction through natural, wild habitat regeneration. Rewilding solves three key problems at once. It restores ourContinue reading “Why Smaller-scale Rewilding is Important”

The Wild Kitchen at DSP

We offer catered gourmet picnic lunch boxes for certain private safaris and workshops. In keeping with the ethos of rewilding DSP has designed an innovative Wild Kitchen. Our two course lunch, served in gourmet picnic boxes, is freshly made. Simple, light and delicious you’ll enjoy a choice of healthy, gluten free and vegan dishes. FreshlyContinue reading “The Wild Kitchen at DSP”

DSP Online – Your Virtual Visitor App

We’re excited to launch DSP Online, our new virtual visitor app. Starting at just £3 per month you can enjoy going behind the scenes at Devon Sculpture Park from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Bring our wildlife haven and creative retreat into your life and your home. Learn about smaller-scale rewilding and environmental art. SupportContinue reading “DSP Online – Your Virtual Visitor App”

An Art Historian’s Review of Devon Sculpture Park

A secret discovered in the heart of Devon. Art in the Devon Sculpture Park Rosemary Cieri, Art Historian and Exhibition Curator — Arrived in this remote part of England – perhaps one of the most scenic I have seen- I proceeded to my assignment: A report on an exhibition of the latest art concerned withContinue reading “An Art Historian’s Review of Devon Sculpture Park”

Capability Brown Gardens

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”

Art and Wellbeing

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”