Wednesday, 6 June 2012

David Nash Gallery

After all the excitement of the Jubilee River Pageant, it was lovely to go with Ian and Maggie to the tranquil green surroundings of Kew Gardens. We went in through Lion Gate ( near the Pagoda) which is always the quieter end of the gardens. The David Nash exhibition officially opens next Saturday but all the sculptures are in place now -  both outside and  among the foliage in the Temperate House.
The  exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery is also open with wonderful sculptures, drawings , prints and videos - of the Ash Dome and travels of the Boulder. It's a lovely atmospheric space enhanced by the view of the trees outside

There was a video of cork oak harvesting in Portugal which was used in this amazing scuplture. This was definately our favourite - the contrast between the colour of inside/ outside and that lighter edge . Wonderful! I look forward to further visits and explorations.

3 comments:

Susan Briscoe said...

The textures in the cork piece are amazing. Lucky you having this exhibition right on site!

Lynda Howells said...

I love Kew Gardens and live about 20 mins away max in Putney. I was there last week and it was beautiful. Love your images.xlynda

Linda said...

Yes, the cork piece has my vote too. It will be interesting to watch the effect of the weather on this piece.