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Sculptures adorn historic castle grounds

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Creating Spaces II is the first exhibition at Berkeley Castle by the Cotswolds Sculptors Association. The exhibition contains 105 different sculptures in total which were installed over three days.

There are 79 on display around the gardens and 26 within the castle. The exhibition is open Sunday to Wednesdays, until July 28th.

Stephanie Cushing, exhibition co-ordinator, says the response from both staff and visitors has been brilliant: “It has been an absolute joy to set up in the fabulous grounds.

“The gardens are looking beautiful at the moment and we hope are enhanced by the sculptures.”

There are also events related to this exhibition, with dates for the diary being Sunday, July 11th, when Charles Berkeley will be ‘sitting’ for artist Keziah Burt who will be creating a clay bust of him. The following Sunday, July 18th there will be a talk and demonstration by wildlife sculptor Martin Adamson.

Founded in 2017, Cotswold Sculptors Association is a group of like-minded sculptors who wanted to bring their work to a wider audience. The artists use a range of materials such as stone and wood carving, ceramics, clay, bronze, glass and modern materials.

Cotswold Sculptors Association also have Open Forum meetings with speakers, an e-newsletter available to both members and non-members and can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

To find out more, visit www.cotswoldsculptorsassociation.com

(Words and pictures by Hannah Bigwood)

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