Sculpture in the Garden, Canberra

What a perfect combination – sunny days, exciting artwork and a beautiful garden! Held over the weekend of the 19th and 20th October, Sculpture in the Garden in the beautiful rural setting of the historic Lambrigg homestead on Canberra’s outskirts was Open Gardens Australia’s inaugural sculpture event and part of wider celebrations for Canberra’s centenary year.

In the words of the catalogue:

“This unique regional event … showcase(d) the works of major local, national and internationally recognised artists in a setting that connects the early history of the Limestone Plains with a spectacular natural landscape.  Mature deciduous trees sweep down towards the Murrumbidgee, framing a garden that blends intimate formal spaces with wider views and creating a superb setting for sculpture”

Marianne and  Canberra-based ceramic artist Bev Hogg’s showed their collaborative sculpture ‘Groundwork 1′ – an organic construction of tightly stacked and cut eucalyptus branches forming a container-like meditative work.   Both Marianne and Bev also had individual smaller works  on exhibition.

Robin Archer, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra and Tamie Fraser, President of open Gardens Australia kicked off proceedings on Thursday evening and over the weekend close to 2,000 people enjoyed the garden and the sculpture.  Our thanks go particularly to Neil Hobbs and Bronwyn Blake for their skill and dedication in organising the event, to the weekend’s hosts, Peter and Kate Gullett owners of Lambrigg and last but not least to all those who not only visited but purchased work.

View the Exhibition page here.