A POPULAR sculpture show will return.

Fresh Air Sculpture is a contemporary show taking place in the extensive gardens of Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire from June 16 - July 7. This biennial curated event prides itself on showcasing and selling sculptural pieces as well as decorative arts in an outdoor setting. Expect the traditional and the experimental; from cutting edge exterior furniture design and ornate stone work, to the softest of textiles and the glamour of glass.

Over 10000 visitors meandered the gardens in 2017, enjoying the flora and the artworks, and the chance to relax with drinks and locally produced foods.

Fresh Air Sculpture 2019 will bring over 130 modern pieces of outside sculptural work to this Grade II listed building with its expansive organic garden, with the River Coln running through.

Many installations are created specifically for the gardens, to encapsulate the quirky spirit of fun, creativity and history that comes together at Fresh Air Sculpture.

Notable pieces are a ceramic installation across the river by Elaine Bolt, willow sculptures by Mary Butcher and Julia Clarke, a Beauty and the Beast Installation of eight glazed stoneware masks, two stone sculptures by Jitka Palmer, and Metamorphoman in white marble resin by John Williams.

Alongside the modern sculpture and craft, The Quenington Sculpture Trust runs an educational programme for schools, colleges and adults. The workshops for 2019 will be linked to The Pool House’s exhibition theme, ‘From Where I’m Standing’ and delivered to meet different age ranges and any special needs groups.

School visits will include a tour of the exhibition, to include activities along the way, culminating in a one-hour hands on workshop. Adult workshops will include working with collage, lettering, paper cut out and a textile-based print workshop.

Glass Glamour is a three day show taking place in The Old Rectory from 21 – 23 June. Curated by Fiaz Elson.