Sculptures in Goddard’s Garden

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While we were visiting  Goddard’s house in York a couple of weeks ago there was an exhibition of animal sculptures by the artist Andrew Kay. It was quite fun coming across them as we wandered around the gardens.

According to his website

Andrew graduated from Leeds with a BA Hons in design in 1992. He then toured Scandinavia extensively on a travel scholarship. From this experience he acquired a respect of the pure, clean design ethos that is so apparent in Scandinavian design. Following a period as a set designer for The Franz Kafka Theatre in Prague he returned to England and established a sculpture studio near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria in 1994.”

The sculptures were life size and were forms created from metal bars rather than solid castings or carvings . To me they were almost three dimensional sketches, but very effective all the same.

The exhibition is being shown at Goddard’s until the before they are transferred to another National Trust property, Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, where they’ll be on show between November 9 and February 23.



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