Friday, 2 September 2011

The Trail Begins!

Chameleon and Egret (with interested, thirsty cows!)

Our Sculpture Trail at Stourhead National Trust Estate, entitled 'Beyond the Garden Gate', is now up and running throughout September (normal NT admission applies).  The past week was, for all of us, a huge exertion of energy and effort to successfully bring together our Trail and the grand Private view opening yesterday evening.  We were blessed with beautiful weather which helped create a magical tour for our first visitors.  

Capri Marquee from our Sponsor Adams Marquees

Some of our first visitors through Arch & Nest (Fiona) above - and more below 

Bacchus (Paul and Rachel)

Egret (Anthony)

Amphibian (Paul and Rachel)

Insects (painting - Paul)

Heron - above and below (Fiona)

Bacchus' Musicians - above and below (Paul and Rachel)

Chameleon (Fiona)

Heron (Rachel and Paul)

Starfish Fungus (Fiona)

Butterfly (Fiona)

Cocoon IV (Fiona)

We have already had some wonderful feedback and interest in our work.  Here are some visitors' comments:

"Many many thanks for the invite to Stourhead tonight. It was all magnificent, what luck with the weather, the light and the setting. It is also so witty!

The wine was pretty good too...."
Bob French

"Stourhead was a spectacular setting for all those exotic, clever and beautiful sculptures; particularly enjoyed your Chameleon and the Egret."
Victoria Grinter

"Love the integration into the grounds - brilliant!"
Christine Dean

"A super child-friendly eclectic show"
Nick Somerville

"Going around trying to find the un-natural creatures was a thrill!"
Tristan Stevens

Thanks to Stourhead for the beautiful venue and all our Sponsors who have contributed to the Trail's success:

Adams Marquees
Hicks & Don Wine Merchants
JD Recycling Warminster
John Shepherd Feeders
Pylle Motor Spares
Ripe Digital Printers
Sureset Resin Paving
White Space
Wookey Hole

And thanks to all other friends and supporters for their kind donations of scrap materials

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