Enjoying Art in Nature

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Over the long bank holiday weekend we took a road trip south of London, down to West Sussex to visit the Cass Sculpture Foundation.

Tony Cragg Sculptures

Opened in 1992 by Wilfred Cass, this 26 acre park is part of the Goodwood Estate and exhibits around 80 sculptures at a time.

System No 19 by Julian Wild

System No 19 by Julian Wild

Pieces are by a range of well- and lesser-known artists and are all for sale, so the collection is constantly evolving and changing.

Alfa by Gerry Judah

Loop by Eilis O'Connell

This was one of my favourites ~ so atmospheric in the middle of the trees...

Host by Peter Burke

The sunny day really brought out the best in the sculptures.

Exotic Tree by Zadok Ben-David

And there were plenty of inviting places to stop and admire them for a while...

The Return by Rodney Bender

I particularly enjoyed some of the clever sculptures

Gate by Rob Ward
Janus Head by Peter Burke
And we had a laugh at the open-air eco toilets!

Such a lovely setting, surrounded by nature...

I was in camera heaven!

Reflected in Gate by Rob Ward

We both love art and visit a lot of galleries in the UK and when we're travelling overseas. Cass made me realise how much I enjoy seeing pieces outside in a natural setting ~ I'll definitely be seeking out more places like this!

Do you have a favourite open-air art piece?


  1. Looks like a beautiful day. You should keep an eye out for exhibitions at Kew Gardens.

    1. Oooh yes! I do love Kew and they run some interesting exhibitions :)


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