Monday, 18 July 2011
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
Yesterday, Jon and I visited the Broomhill Sculpture Garden. It was a wet weekend, but we both wanted a walk and I suggested here as it has been a few years since my last visit and I wanted to see what was new.
Before we looked around, Jon wanted a cream tea (and I fancied a chocolate brownie!). We sat by a window and were pleased that the rain did not return while we ate.
We spent quite some time leisurely exploring the gardens. New to me were Le Vernissage by Alain Kurylo, the Shona Stone Sculptures collection and the exhibition of the 2011 finalists of Broomhill National Sculpture Prize. I also enjoyed getting reacquainted with old favourites, such as work by Sophie White, William Harling, Mark Haywood and Mike Roles. Jon's favourite artist was Ronald Westerhuis.
Sculpture parks are a great way to get some good exercise while admiring amazing art! I know of (and have visited) two others beside Broomhill: the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Sculpture Park in Farnham. All three are worth visiting if you're in their vicinity!