Posted by: Lauren | August 17, 2011

Scraptors sculpture trail this September

Scraptors heron sculpture

The Scraptors heron sculpture

Four West Country artists, collectively known as the Scraptors, have designed an exciting sculpture trail at Stourhead which will run throughout September. Work is well underway and nearing completion. In fact, an impressive sculpture of a horse has already been delivered to us this week….in a horse box!

Visitors will be able to follow the sculpture trail through the garden and into the wider estate and discover the hidden sculptures in surprising and interesting places.

The sculptures will explore themes connected with Stourhead – its history, wildlife, classical mythology of sculptures in the garden and the buildings that dot the landscape.

A storyboard exhibition will also be erected throughout the garden by the Stourhead team. Throughout September, the exhibition will give visitors the chance to discover what’s beyond the garden boundary, learn about the history of the landscape, its development and how the countryside areas of the estate are managed today.

The Scraptors horse sculpture, in place at Stourhead

This is all part of a very exicting project to bring the wider estate to life and open it up to the public like never before. So come and get out and about with us next month!

For more information about the Scraptors, please visit: www.scraptors.blogspot.com

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  2. […] pretty solidly for the past month on the Scraptors Sculpture Trail – now up and running at Stourhead National Trust Estate (BA12 6QD) throughout September.  Our Private View yesterday was packed with enthusiastic guests, […]


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