Sculpture-In-The-Garden

Sculpture-In-The-Garden - Maurice Blik: 'Awakening' (Monumental)
Sculpture-In-The-Garden - Maurice Blik: 'Behold'
Sculpture-In-The-Garden - Maurice Blik: 'Just at That Moment'
Sculpture-In-The-Garden - Maurice Blik: 'Released'
The best time to visit the garden is May to the end of September. Seven monumental sculptures by Maurice Blik are permanent exhibits which can be viewed in the garden all year round. From time to time, we also exhibit external artworks by some of our regular gallery artists. These may be subject to change at short notice.

A BRIEF GUIDE TO BUYING SCULPTURE FOR THE GARDEN

REPUTATION
Expect to pay more for works by established/collected artists.

MEDIUM

Natural materials such as genuine bronze, steel, stone, ceramic, wood and marble are high quality media. Bronze and carved stone are the most expensive to produce and this will be reflected in their price. Manmade materials often aim to mimic natural materials and are less expensive, but they may not hold their value or age as well.

RAREITY
Unique works of art (where only one exists) are considered more desirable, as are small, limited editions. Most of the editioned works sold by Sculpt Gallery are under 12. All are signed and numbered, with careful records maintained.

PLACEMENT OF SCULPTURE
Sculpture placed outside can be used either to create a bold focal point, drawing the viewer in, or as a hidden gem to be discovered. In both cases it is often effective to relate the sculpture to its surroundings, for example, a clearing between trees, the edge of a pathway, or framed against architecture or the wider landscape.

If you plan to install sculpture amongst flower beds, check that it has sufficient space and height to be seen even when your plants are in full flower.

Most sculptures benefit from a plinth or a supplementary base. This provides additional height and security and also helps to establish a relationship between the sculpture and the wider landscape, buildings and trees, bearing in mind that all sculptures look smaller outside than they do in the gallery.

Where possible, site sculpture in a sunny spot, away from tree debris and overhanging branches, which may damage or discolour the work. You may also wish to consider night lighting to extend your viewing enjoyment.

MAINTENANCE
Outside, sculpture may attract spiders' webs, algae and bird droppings. It is best to consider the potential maintenance at the outset. Complex shapes, heavily textured or mirrored surfaces are harder to keep clean. Most sculptures can be cleaned simply with a damp, lint-free cloth, or a soft brush. Avoid using chemicals to clean your artwork as this can cause damage to the patina/finish.

For further information or assistance, please get in touch.