The Robert Adam Gallery

The Robert Adam Gallery

Devon Sculpture Park has just opened its second indoor gallery, the Robert Adam Gallery. This stunning 500 year old bath stone building was extended and improved by Robert Adam around 270 years ago. Today it hosts the Robert Adam Gallery inside and on the terraces overlooking the sea and Capability Brown gardens.

This Paris salon-style gallery shows a mix of contemporary artists in two beautiful indoor rooms including the extraordinary 35ft high dome room. Here visitors enjoy contemporary art in an intimate and relaxed setting.

At opening you could find art from Tracey Emin, Chris Speyer, Teresa Wells, Bev Knowlden, Colin Porter, James Portsmouth and Philip Letts. The art changes every few months and select artworks are for sale.

You can even enjoy home made lunch or tea, coffee and cakes, including gluten free, inside in the Robert Adam Gallery year round or out in the sun drenched terraces when the weather is fine.

We also hosts live music and other cultural events in the Robert Adam Gallery.

Devon Sculpture Park is open all year from Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Adult £12, children under 12 £6. Half price repeat visits with DSP Card.

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 with our most immediate problems: the destruction of our nature, our world, and our divine right to inhabit it.

This happened to be in the Devon Sculpture Park, 100 acres unknown to me, in perhaps the most beautiful part of Devon I have seen; with hills gently rolling down to the mouth of the River Exe and the open sea. A centre of rewilding, the new way to look after trees, plants, grasses and animals, who all live here in blissful harmony.

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I discovered the impacting art of an artist, Philip Letts, English but known throughout the world (from New York to Beirut) for his groundbreaking art, progressive, but full of human history, of humanity faced with today’s problems. In a series of installations with paintings, sculpture, worked out with metal… we see animals alive and as skeletons, these last produced by man and industry’s impact on the natural world they need to survive.

Some of these installations shown here made me face problems until now partly ignored, but which made me think like Rodin’s “The Thinker” sitting and reflecting on our world. On leaving I saw similar types of sculptures scattered throughout the Devon Sculpture Park which, like me, were reflecting on our present dilemmas. Enhancement, vitality and energy stems from Philip Letts’ art, an art provocative, enlightening, as art should be and above all inspiring.