Historic estate hosts world class sculpture exhibition

An Elizabethan manor house in Lincolnshire is set to welcome more than 340 works of art this summer with the return of a biennial sculpture exhibition.

The grounds of Doddington Hall provide a picture-perfect setting for a huge variety of pieces from 60 national and international sculptors.

Set throughout the walled and wild gardens of the red-brick Hall, which lies on the edge of Lincoln, the seventh Sculpture at Doddington Exhibition runs from 20 July until 8 September 2024.

A curated collection of pieces – almost all of them for sale – has been selected to complement each area of the Hall’s garden and to provide an eclectic exhibition to suit different tastes, styles and budgets.

In addition, a large indoor gallery located in the Stable Yard will also exhibit a variety of smaller-scale pieces.

New this year, Doddington has added numbered arrows through the gardens to showcase the breadth of work on display and help visitors make the most of their visit.

Among those whose work is being exhibited are several Lincolnshire sculptors including Ian Gill, based in the Lincolnshire Wolds, whose pieces in forged steel, copper and stone take their inspiration from nature and its surroundings.

His bespoke works have been commissioned globally, from Palm Springs and Mumbai to Tasmania and the Czech Republic.

From further afield Mike Clancy, who currently splits his time between London, Barcelona and Buckinghamshire, creates figurative, abstract and conceptual sculpture in a variety of media.

Seeking to bridge the gap between art and architecture his work has been featured in Barcelona’s MEAM (Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno), as well as at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Built in 1595 by Robert Smythson, one of England’s foremost Elizabethan architects, Doddington Hall and Gardens is a country house and family home housing a wealth of artefacts and stories, thanks to 400 years of unbroken family occupation.

The mansion is surrounded by five acres of gardens, from the formal East and West gardens, which remain true to the original Elizabethan layout, to the Wild Garden and Kitchen Garden.

Sculpture at Doddington is included with normal garden admission: £9.50 adults, £4.50 children and £22 for a family.

For more on the exhibition, visit www.doddingtonhall.com/sculpture

For details about visiting Lincolnshire, see www.visitlincolnshire.com

Photo: Visit Lincolnshire