Now in our second year we return with a line up of artists which surveys the breadth of contemporary sculptural practice. From emerging talents who are redefining sculpture’s very definition and driving it forward, to established artists who are leading by example by continuing to innovate and experiment with every new work. We have installed 22 artworks along a route that takes you through the gardens, from woodland to parkland to water-garden and open lawn. Each sculpture has been selected to complement or contrast with its surroundings, and as a collection to tell the story of contemporary sculpture in 2018.
This year the exhibition continued to evolve throughout the course of the summer. In June, we launched two special projects. The first is a partnership with our friends at the Royal Society of Sculptors; we are delighted that we were able to host the Spotlight Award at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer for the first time. This year’s winner, Marco Miehling, has creating a solo presentation
in a cleared area of woodland. Launched at the same time was the first Fulmer Gardens Commission, The Potting Shed by Collective Matter, a new multifunction installation artwork structure in the woodland which will be used for artist projects as well as an educational and peer support program, artist talks and other events. This is the first step in our planned continuing development of artist support infrastructure at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer.