Berkshire Garden Trust
19 September 2021: Public Parks – The Paradise of Victorian Innovation. 2 00pm via Zoom, tickets £5. More information here
Two exhibitions that may be of interest to members
The Nature of Thyme: An Exhibition of Pressed Botanicals by JamJar Flowers -June 15 – September 12
Caryn Hibbert, Creative Director and Founder of Thyme, and Melissa Richardson and Amy Fielding, Co-Directors of JamJar Flowers share a love of wild spaces and native flora and fauna. United in a desire to celebrate and honour the beauty of Thyme’s surroundings, this exhibition of botanical installations, will push the boundaries of this traditional art form with a series of large-scale artworks, along with JamJar’s signature native flower pressings.
This will be the first exhibition at Thyme and will take place in the magnificent Tithe Barn, which was one of the first buildings to be restored by Caryn Hibbert and her father, physicist, Michael Bertioli, when they moved to the Thyme estate: soaring ceilings and ancient beams give the space a sense of calm and a stunning backdrop for this exhibition.
About Albion Fields
Albion Fields is a sculpture park set within 50 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, parts of which have been rewilded – restored to their natural, uncultivated state. The grounds provide unique installation sites for artworks, spanning from open vistas to secluded woodland areas and positions beside a natural lake.
The monumental works of art will be showcased in harmony with the flora and fauna, the diversity of which is as integral to the ecosystem as much as the experience. Roe deer, badgers, green woodpeckers, hare and owl have all taken up residence since the land was taken out of agricultural use.
All of the exhibited artworks are for sale, and the first exhibition, created in partnership with Goodman, Marian Goodman, König and Lisson Gallery, will present sculpture by twenty six leading contemporary artists; Adel Abdessemed, Vito Acconci, David Adjaye, Ghada Amer, Kader Attia, Daniel Buren, James Capper, Claudia Comte, Wim Delvoye, Ryan Gander, Douglas Gordon, Jeppe Hein, Cristina Iglesias, Alicja Kwade, Richard Long, John Pawson, Sarah Peters, Eva Rothschild, James Turrell, Joana Vasconcelos, Xavier Veilhan, Bernar Venet, Ai Weiwei, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Woods and Erwin Wurm.
The first installation of artworks at Albion Fields will be on view from 9 July – 25 September 2021 after which the works will be rotated biannually. Albion will welcome visitors to stroll along landscaped pathways to vantage points around the site.
Visit Albion Fields
Oxford OX44 7QB