An Exhibition by Terry Howe

Terry Howe’s conceptual, environmental art exhibition ‘Looking For Clues’ is at DSP from 15 August to 31 December 2020. Terry’s exhibition outdoors and in the Sheds salon gallery 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 TerryContinue 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

In keeping with the ethos of rewilding DSP has developed an innovative Wild Kitchen. Our two course summer lunch menu is freshly made each day. Simple light and delicious you’ll enjoy a choice of healthy, gluten free and vegan dishes. Freshly Baked Focaccia – Rock Shrimp Roll  Preserved Lemon Chicken Skewers  Miso Aubergine Chirashi  VeganContinue 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”

‘Art Wilded’ Exhibition

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”

Open Air Permanent Collection

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”

Historic Buildings

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”