Carol Peace Exhibition
Patron of RWA and co-founder the Bristol Drawing School, Carol Peace is an internationally renowned sculptor specialising in human form and expressive movement.
In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, Carol Peace will be showing her sculptures and drawings on the lawn and in the gallery at Broomhill from Easter in an exhibition called ‘Silent Moments - Observations of Human Life’. Entry to Gallery is free.
New in the Sculpture Garden
New works are continually being added to the ever-changing sculpture park. Amongst ten acres of gardens are over 300 sculptures by more than 60 international sculptors.
15th Anniversary Celebrations
Broomhill is celebrating its 15th year of providing high quality arts to the community since it opened in 1997. We mark our anniversary with an exciting range of indoor and outdoor exhibitions, installations, music events and a mouth-watering Summer celebration menu...join the celebrations!
Interesting Sculpture Garden with excellent Restaurant
“Our visit was primarily to have Sunday lunch, but we arrived early and looked around the gardens. The sculpture garden is very extensive and with 300 pieces spread over quite a large woodland area, a good hour or more can be spent looking around. The setting is delightful with a stream running through the woodland, and various small lakes with interesting sculptures thoughtfully placed.
“Lunch was served in a very stylish dining room, and was imaginative, well presented and delicious. We had 3 courses for £14.95, accompanied by a reasonably priced bottle of wine. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall, a very pleasant experience, and we will definitely return.” — Tony Hopes, Trip Advisor, 18 Jan 2012
Broomhill National Sculpture Prize
The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize in 2009 with an annual prize fund of £15,000, to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK-based sculptors.
The judging panel for 2013 includes celebrated sculptor Julian Wild; Director of Castle Fine Arts Foundry, Chris Butler; Chief Executive of North Devon Theatres Trust, Alan Giddings and Broomhill owners, Rinus and Aniet van de Sande.
Click here to see who the judging panel selected to exhibit at the Summer exhibition, in a bid to win the 2013 title!
The Montgomery Sculpture Trust
The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation and the Trustees of the Montgomery Sculpture Trust are pleased to announce the accession of eight pieces of sculpture from the Montgomery Trust to the Broomhill Sculpture Collection in North Devon.
The Eight works are:
- Triumphant Trowel by Terry Kester
- Weighter, Not You by Tony Burke
- Sleeping Form by Otto Horvath
- Adam and Eve by Ivan Brezvyn
- Stile and Gate by Frank Triggs
- Eclipse by Ondrej Zimka
- Plough by Tony Burke
- Perch by Jim Racine
Founded in 1994 by Bryan Montgomery to promote outdoor sculpture made by recently graduated artists from the UK, Russia, Eastern Europe and the former countries of the Soviet Union, The Montgomery Sculpture Trust was based in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Now in its 13th year, the Broomhill Sculpture Collection is a major initiative of the Broomhill Art & Sculpture Foundation. From its beginning, the aim of Broomhill has been to display large sculptures in the natural environment.
We would like to thank the Montgomery Trust for their support.
Artist in the Garden • Residency 2010
Cocoon: Land art sculpture
Brenda Jet is exploring the process of creating a sculpture from natural materials gathered in the Broomhill garden.
The sculpture was planted with wild flower seeds and then left to gradually decay over time. All that will remain, eventually, will be the wild flowers. Drawings, photos and paintings of the process of creation and disintegration have been made and continue.
This project followed on from an installation entitled ‘Coiled Sun’, exhibited in 2009. The plan is to exhibit the documentation, associated art works, and developing ideas in an exhibition at Broomhill in Autumn 2011.
Le Vernissage by Alain Kurylo
From 01 Jun 09
An exciting new outdoor installation of sculptural silhouettes shaped in steel with ceramic figures on the floodplain at Broomhill from the talented French artist Alain Kurylo.
Shona Stone Sculptures
We have created a completely new garden section this year, displaying a collection of Zimbabwean Shona sculptures.
A beautiful, polished collection of Stone or ‘Shona’ sculptures are now on display to the public. Zimbabwean stone sculpture is a truly contemporary force that has been combined successfully with an ancient cultural heritage. Although Broomhill cannot offer the warm African climate of Zimbabwe, this collection provides a sweet taste of African culture and history, with powerfully human themes such as family, tribal ancestors, the transformation of animals into human form and the activity of daily life —working, dancing, thinking, resting, or being at peace.
Twenty-five sculptures, varied in theme, sit alongside newly formed paths at the highest point of the Broomhill Sculpture Park.
2008 Installation by Laury Dizengremel
Artists of the Silk Road
After a busy year in 2007, having been commissioned by the ATP (governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuit) to create sculptures of the best eight tennis players in the world as ‘Tennis Terracotta Warriors’ Laury Dizengremel has created a new installation for Broomhill. The installation will be a follow-on from the current three large ‘Artists’ sculptures taking its audience further on the journey with the ‘Artists of the Silk Road’.
‘Welcome to the Third Millennium’
On The Court by Mike Roles
This is the first in a series of major shows at Broomhill as this celebration year represents the starting point for the development of three sites in the garden, enabling Broomhill to present their audience with a unique series of exhibitions, showcasing the work of independent artists and the Tenfold Collective.
New beginnings, new opportunities for change and for mankind to make the world a better place are upon us, and they are expressed in the form of Roles' sculpture at Broomhill. The exhibition is enhanced by the 40 page fully illustrated catalogue which also includes writing from internationally renowned artist, author and curator Professor Deanna Petherbridge.
The Sculpture Garden is not on a level setting - the contours are artfully used to provide many points of view of the many pieces.
Since the landscaping strikes a balance between nature and organisation, there are parts that people with limited mobility may find challenging. Such people can still see most of the works of art, however, although they may not be able to approach them all as closely as others. This, some argue, is not a problem. See our Terms and Conditions.
Broomhill welcomes a variety of groups throughout the year, playing host to school trips, garden clubs, and art groups who all have a wonderful time exploring the beautiful gardens, viewing the array of artwork in the gallery and refueling at the award-winning Broomhill restaurant.
The Sculpture Garden is an ideal place for children to learn about modern art and to experience large sculptures. We must ask that sculptures are not touched, climbed on, swung on or otherwise put under stress. They are works of art and as such are not designed with the same strength and stability as play equipment. Please be aware of the small lake and be sure you know where your children are at all times. See our Terms and Conditions.
Children must be supervised at all times by an adult. Any breakages must be paid for.
Dogs are not discouraged in the Gardens. However, as with any excursion with your four-legged friend we would appreciate it if you came equipped to clean up if it should be necessary. Dogs are not permitted inside buildings at Broomhill.