The Sculpture Park, Churt, Surrey

I recently visited The Sculpture Park in Churt, near Farnham, Surrey. What a charming place! 

In a stunning location, spread across ten acres of arboretum and water park are hundreds of 20th century modern and contemporary sculptures. Over eight hundred sculptures by more than three hundred artists are scattered around the park for visitors’ enjoyment. Most works on display are available for sale, therefore the exhibition is always changing. With the passing seasons the natural background is also never the same. As there is so much to look at, the park is definitely worth multiple visits. You will need at least a couple of hours to see everything. 

Motherly Care, sculpture by Lameck Million (springstone)

Colour-coded routes across the park are easy to navigate. Works are numbered and labelled, and there is more information available for those interested in purchase. The park has a wide offer for interior and garden designers, art collectors or event organisers (sculptures are also available for rent).

view of the lake at the Sculpture Park

Personally I think it’s a great place for a day out for art and nature lovers. In the middle of the park there is an atmospheric lake with wildlife, there are many kinds of birds and fish. As soon as you step inside the park you will realise how art and nature complement each other. 

Winged Angel by Tinei Mashaya (springstone) and Polo the Polar Bear by Liam Hopkins (powder coated aluminium)

As you stroll around the park you will find works by many internationally renowned artists. The sheer range of different materials, sizes and styles will suit even the most eccentric tastes. Have a look at a little sample of what the Sculpture park has to offer. 

Sculptures of animals and birds are in abundance, this one is a larger than life-size bronze weasel by Marjan Wouda.

Weasel by Marjan Wouda (bronze)

There are many figurative sculptures depicting human figures, more or less naturalistic

Think, Talk, Tell by Ann Vrielinck (bronze)

Sculptures made using a variety of materials are presented beautifully in the natural surroundings

Pondering by Ferri Farahmandi (stoneware)
Caught in Time by Dorothy Brook (powder coated resin)

Even the most abstract artworks interact with nature, see how the leaves and pine needles become a part of Portal by Jonathan Loxley

Portal by Jonathan Loxley
Portal by Jonathan Loxley

There are many sculptures made using non-traditional materials…

Lady by Francony Kowalski (concrete, ceramic, glass)
Lady by Francony Kowalski (concrete, ceramic, glass)
Four Horses of the Apocalypse by Anthony Heywood (steel and found objects)

This one is quite special – Final Throes of Dragon Tableaux by Jim Poolman. It weighs 18.9 tonnes and was made of 152,000 cut and uncut horse shoes.

Final Throes of Dragon Tableaux by Jim Poolman. It weighs 18.9 tonnes and was made of 152,000 cut and uncut horse shoes
Final Throes of Dragon Tableaux by Jim Poolman. (detail)

If you ever are in or near Surrey visit the Sculpture Park for an unforgettable art experience. I really cannot recommend it enough.

Check out the Sculpture Park website for more information: (there is also an indoor showroom just a mile away from the park)

https://www.thesculpturepark.com/

2 comments

  1. Wow! This is mind-blowing I loved the three horses of the apocalypse the most but they are all amazing. Thank you for writing about this, will bookmark it and hopefully be able to go there in person one day 😊

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