Canwood Gallery in the Herefordshire countryside is found after miles of narrow winding lanes and so is decsribed as “an adventure to find” on its website. We visited this outdoor sculpture gallery after hearing of it from Graham and Vivky, my brother and our sister-in-law.
The driveway led us to a beautifulbrick and timber house wrapped in a garden and fields in beautiful countryside. We started wandering around to the sound of a tractor at work. Apart from that the place was silent. Some sculptural pieces were situated close to the house or even leaned against farm buildings.
An indoor gallery set in an old combine shed held an exhibition called “In the middle of somewhere.”
Starting our tour of the outdoor exhibition spaces we were attracted to these two corten steel pieces. Follw my mini-gallery to follow me as I walked around the pieces looking through them to the spaces beyond.
Close by two large heads looked over the countryside.
Sometimes we both find odd pieces not to our taste and this one made us feel nothing.
When studying some sculpture pieces it is the detail that attracts, such as with these figures, one in wood the other stone.
Simply titled “The Bull”, this piece created from two finishes of metals was full of strength and movement.
Moving pieces always add interest to a collection of static pieces. This figure moved with the breeze most elegantly, catching the light as it did so. Enjoy my mini-gallery to follow her changing positions.
After being mesmerised by her gentle movements the following pieces appeared strong and static.
From the fields we entered the gardens through a metal gate to enjoy the sculpture standing comfortably among garden plants. Two pieces, “Birds” and “Lady of the Lake” are sharing the water of the pond in front of the cottage.
I will put all my photos of the other sculptures in to gallery for you to enjoy.