If not, what's stopping you?
The sculptures are looking fantastic right now and there's plenty to see, whatever the weather.
If you haven't yet visited Kew to see the David Nash sculptures then you're missing a treat. With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sculptures, drawings and film on display throughout the Gardens this is an exhibition with a lot to offer. I find myself wanting to choose a favourite when I walk by them each day, but it's proving difficult. So far I'm wavering between four! This is one of them...I find it extraordinary...
Cairn Column by David Nash, near the Main Gate at Kew
A exhibition for all weathers
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery and The Temperate House are particularly interesting and packed with a wide variety of sculptures both large and small. These are also great places to see the sculptures even if the weather isn't great. I've loved seeing Nash's drawings and the film of Wooden Boulder in the Gallery - this is the tale of a traveling piece of sculpture as it makes its own way down a stream, river and estuary, out to the sea. It's wonderfully peaceful and a great way to understand Nash's philosophy of working with nature and the environment to create something meaningful.
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery offers great insights into Nash's work
So, why not come along soon? You can read all about David Nash in this feature in the latest Kew magazine, where he talks to writer Ambra Edwards about his work and his hopes for the exhibition over the next year. There are free guided tours each day and there's also a souvenir guide and an app too! Why not also share your thoughts on the exhibition on our Facebook page or upload your images to our Flickr group? You can find some amazing shots of the exhibition already there.
The exhibition is a really interesting way of finding out how art can work in a landscape, and don't forget - you can actually see new works being made at the Wood Quarry!
Where else can you get that?
Christina accepts a Kew Publishing award at the Garden Media Guild awards in 2012.
Christina joined Kew in 1999 after finishing a BSc. degree in Plant Ecology and an Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture. After initially working as a horticulturist in Kew’s Arboretum and the Hardy Display section (on the Grass Garden) she went on to become Festivals Interpretation Officer between 2002-2008, helping Kew’s onsite visitors understand what makes Kew tick. In the meantime she completed an MA in Garden History, a subject that continues to be one of her passions.
Christina was short-listed for a Garden Writers Guild award in 2007 for one of her articles in Kew magazine, and is the author of Kew’s Big Trees, published in 2008. She became editor of Kew magazine in September 2008. “I see Kew magazine as a window on the world of Kew,” she says. “I hope between its pages the many facets of Kew’s work and the people who make it happen are revealed for all to see and encourage readers to continue to support Kew.”
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