Hidden Garden Art Show

By Maureen Michaelson.

Hidden Garden Art Show in Association with Chelsea Fringe 2013, which began last weekend on Sat 18 May, and is open every Sat and Sun from 12 -6pm until 9 June. This is a reminder that there are now only three weekends left to visit the Hidden Garden Art Show. This coming Sunday 26 May, we are featuring Glass in the Garden. Multi-award winning artist LISA PETTIBONE, who delighted the audience last year at the Artists Talk, will be in attendance from 2 – 5.30pm for visitors to talk to.

Don’t forget the Artists Talk with FRANCES DOHERTY on Sunday 9 June at 3pm, for which there are still spaces available. This will be a chance to hear about the fascinating career trajectory which Frances has had;¬† her life which sees her travelling between France and England sometimes more than once a week; and details of how she creates her extraordinarily complex handbuilt ‘insect eye view’ plant forms.


PATRICIA VOLK, ARBS who has been creating distinctive outdoor sculpture for over 20 years, and has pieces in several important art collections is exhibiting with us for the first time this year.

Another newcomer to the show this year is PAUL COX, also a multi-award winning artist, whose humorous and witty pieces are to be found in several high profile international collections. Since most of Paul’s work is on an enormous scale, including a nine ton Noah’s Ark bought by an Armenian museum overlooking Mount Ararat where the Ark was supposed to have found land, he has provided two pieces which are scaled to fit domestic gardens.


For those of you who were disappointed to have missed out last year on a slate table by HELEN NOCK, there is another chance to nab one. This year she has made an 80cm table which comes with two rare hand forged metal ladder back chairs, plus tables and stools in smaller sizes. Best to come early to the show if you want to secure one.


PETER CLARKE, ARBS, after his sell-out show last year has not disappointed with a new selection of copper and stainless steel leaf forms, including a fabulous Hanging Leaf which can be suspended from a tree or pergola, and the re-appearance of old favourite Organic verdigris copper forms which were so popular in early years of the show.

Finally, stalwart of the show JONATHAN GARRATT¬† has made a selection of his all time best ‘Garden Punctuation’ installations and will be bringing a small selection of his pots.

Find out more visit Hidden Garden Art Show in Association with Chelsea Fringe 2013

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