Purston Manor, the venue for Purston Manor Horse Trials (July and September) will be home to a different kind of equine next weekend – the sculptures of Hamish Mackie. From 13-14 June Botanicae, an exhibition on the theme of nature, will be held in the beautiful Jacobean-era house and gardens.
Mackie – who has created six giant horses for a major public commission and is fresh from a highly successful exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show – will be selling small-scale limited-edition versions of the horses among other sculptures.
Other highlights include two works from renowned light artist Chris Levine (who created the incredible portrait of Frankel), Emma Levine’s delicate paper trees on vivid silk, Bridget McCrum’s abstract bird sculptures, Victoria Fletcher’s stunning landscapes and still lifes and Veronica Ward’s exquisite flowers on vellum. It’s also the much-anticipated first show for breakthrough artist Jane Davies. Additionally, the show will present lithographs from Salvador Dali, ceramics from the famous Tingewick Pottery and sculptures from the renowned Lockbund Foundry.
The selling exhibition will support the charity Ronald McDonald House at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families while their child is in hospital.
The art weekend is open to the public for free – however as the venue is quite small please see below for how to register.
Opening hours: 13th June 10am-5pm and 14th June 1-5pm: Open to all – however please register with firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday is family day and tea and cakes will be available for purchase with profits going to Ronald McDonald House.
Venue: Purston Manor, Nr Brackley, Northants, NN13 5PL