Delamore Arts 2014
The Delamore Art and Sculpture Exhibition will be held every day in May from 10.30am – 4.30pm on the stunning Delamore estate in Cornwood, near Ivybridge.
In previous years more than 100 artists and sculptors, from renowned British Pop Artists to Henry Moore prize winners, have been selected to exhibit at the annual Delamore Arts exhibition in the stunning gardens of the Delamore Estate in the foothills of Dartmoor. The gardens, originally laid out in the Victorian era, are home to an array of stunning century old rhododendrons.
“We allow the sculptors to curate their exhibits in the garden, so that they can be 'discovered' by visitors as they explore our grounds said Delamore's Founder and Director, Gavin Dollard “It gives quite a magical feel, which is more representative of how sculptures can enhance a garden or estate, than just a display in a gallery. Delamore presents a once a year opportunity to showcase a large selection of some of the year's most outstanding outdoor sculpture by living sculptors, all in one place”
The exhibition is open to the public, and features an eclectic mix of regional and national names in the art and sculpture world, who exhibit their work in the exclusive setting of Delamore Estate's beautiful rooms and grounds. Painters showcasing at Delamore in 2014 include recent entrant to the ‘Who’s Who of British Contemporary Art’, Richard Snowden and renowned artists Glynn Macey and Nicholas St John Rosse.
“Our art exhibition is proving to be a continued attraction” says Gavin Dollard “Last year we had over 8,000 visitors, purchasing over 300 pieces of Art & Sculpture. We pride ourselves on bringing a fresh, thought-provoking, diverse, collection of Art to the public each year and 2014 will be no exception.”
Based at Cornwood, near Ivybridge in South Devon, the Delamore Arts exhibition is hosted on the Delamore estate, home to the family since 1688. Two of the principal rooms of the house (built in 1859) are used as galleries for hanging paintings. Immense windows provide excellent natural light and make for a superb gallery where visitors have the opportunity to view paintings at leisure within the atmosphere of this impressive country house. Meanwhile the gardens provide a striking backdrop for sculpture large and small. It’s a rare chance to see the gardens which were designed by St Aubyn and feature old rhododendrons brought by Sir William Parker, who was one of Nelson's Captains at Trafalgar and are viewed as a landmark of stunning Dartmoor traditional architecture.
Delamore Arts 2014 exhibition is open 10.30am to 4.30pm every day throughout May. Entrance fee £6.50 per adult with under 16's free.
For further information please contact David Woodford on the number or email address above.