Sculpture in Surrey

September 8th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge

Surrey may not be the first county that springs to mind when you mention sculpture, but the Surrey Sculpture Society is doing its best to change that.  Surrey Sculpture Society stages several high quality exhibitions each year at venues across the county. The sculptures on show at their exhibitions vary in style from figurative to abstract and are as individual as the Society’s members. Surrey sculpture artists “carve, model and construct to create limited edition sculptures in a diverse range of cast materials, including cold cast resins and foundry bronze; and some produce unique pieces from stone, metal and wood.” Depending on the venue, work will be displayed indoors or outdoors often with a mixture of the two.
Currently (23 August – 28 September) an exhibition is running at one of Surrey’s horticultural highlights, RHS Wisley.  It is the 17th year a sculpture exhibition has run at RHS Garden Wisley where a Sculpture Trail runs through their wonderful gardens. There is no additional charge for the Trail once you have paid to enter the Wisley garden.   As part of the trail there is often a chance to talk with some of the sculptors about the work displayed.  Sounds like you can enjoy the best of several worlds in Surrey this Autumn.
The Garden opens at 10am on weekdays, 9am at weekends and Bank Holidays. The garden closes at 6pm, last entry time 5pm. By road: 20 miles SW of London, on the A3, junction 10 off the M25. Follow the tourist attraction brown flower symbol on signposts. By rail: from London Waterloo to West Byfleet or Woking. Parking is free at the garden.
RHS Members: FREE.  Adult: £11.55 (including gift aid), £10.50 (excluding gift aid). Child (5 – 16 years): £4.95 (including gift aid), £4.50 (excluding gift aid). Children (4 years and under): FREE • Group (10+ adults): £9.50 per person when booked and paid for 7 days in advance.