The Simon Scott Landscaping Garden WOW list, Art, Inspiration and Lewes Artwave Festival
Our lovely family friend is the uber talented sculptor Jilly Sutton, who always WOW’s us with her beautiful work. It was great to see so many of her pieces at the always inspiring Hannah Peschar Sculpture garden when we visited a few years back. We highlight the sculpture garden and some of the artists that inspired us.
We are so lucky to be based in Lewes, which is bursting at the seams with creative artists and makers. We shine a spotlight on the brilliant Barcombe based artist Michelle Dufaur with her sculptures inspired by the local wildlife and highlight The Artwave festival which runs from 11th September to 26th September. We particularly feel in love with ‘Come, see real
flowers of this painful world’ by photographer Kathyrn Martin, go and see them if you can, they are really exquisite.
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
Autumn is now upon us and the garden now starts to shift into wonderful foliage colour WOW’s of the seasons change alongwith the long flowering perennials and grasses taking their turn in the limelight. Evergreen structural planting which has provided form and backdrop to Summer wonder now sits steady and patiently waiting for it’s time to shine during the winter months, where it will take centre stage.
Of course sculpture is also a brilliant additional to any garden large or small providing focal points all year round and crucial winter structure when most of the perennials are by then under the soil. What we love about the Hannan Peschar Sculpture Garden, based in Surrey is the range of sculpture on show catering for many varied tastes, but also highlighting how placing a sculpture ‘well’ can provoke a series of responses and emotions. A tour of the garden exemplifies what sculpture can do to a space, it includes examples of playfullness, movement, direction, framing as well as visual trickery. So many to choose from, but we include images here of some of our favourites.
The garden is open from April to the end of October so do book a slot and see which sculptures inspire you. The sculptures are situated in the most magical woodland gardens which are not to be missed. In this space beautiful lush plants with bold foliage and mature trees support, frame and enhance this changing curated collection of artists work.
Art, Inspiration and Lewes Artwave Festival
Back in June, we had a wonderful time at the ‘Beyond Brighton festival’, exploring some of the artists open houses. We were particularly excited to be seeing the work of Barcombe based artist Michelle Dufaur, whose wonderful outdoor venue ‘Field’ was the perfect location to show off her talent. Her work is currently inspired by the richness of local wildlife. We are in love with the hares, beautifully located on a mown pathway in a wildflower lawn and we had much fun spotting the other sculptures on show. Do check out her website in the links section below where you can see the breadth of her currect collection.
From 11th to 26th September, The Artwave Festival in Lewes and the surrounding areas will be offering many opportunities to be inspired by the creative talent of the people based in and around the area. Artwave gives you the chance to discover new work, meet artists and makers, and buy directly from them. There are many ‘art’ trails around Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven as well as lots of the villages surrounding them. There is also an ‘outdoor venue’ trail, which we feel sure will have the work of many artists who work in sculpture on show and perhaps a great opportunity to invest in a sculpture for your own garden. Check out the links section below for The Artwave Festival website which holds comprehensive information of whats on and where.
We particularly fell in love with ‘Come, see real flowers of this painful world’ by photographer Kathyrn Martin, the Hawthorn print featured below is simply stunning. Do go and see them if you can, they are all fragile and exquisite in their own right and wonderul to see on mass. The exhibition, which is displayed in the very lovely Edwardian school hall at Hilcrest, Newhaven shows Kathyrn’s series of wildflowers, which were captured on a repeated walk on the South Downs Way from early spring to summer, in 2019 and 2020 . We will be featuring this in a further blog as we feel it deserves it’s very own ‘WOW’ moment. Check out the links section below for Kathryn’s website to find out more. On until September 26th at Venue 075, Art at the Hillcrest, as part of the Artwave Newhaven trail.
Wishing you a September full of WOW moments and inspiration!