David Nash at Kew: A Natural Gallery
David Nash, one of the UK’s most productive sculptors, is exhibiting his work at Kew Gardens. The exhibition includes sculptures, installations, drawings and film in place throughout the Gardens, glasshouses and exhibition spaces.
David Nash at Kew - A Natural Gallery
This exhibition, which ran for a year between April 2012 and 2013, has now finished.
David Nash, one of the UK’s most productive sculptors, is exhibiting his work at Kew Gardens. The exhibition included sculptures, installations, drawings and film in place throughout the Gardens, glasshouses and exhibition spaces.
From April to September 2012, Nash worked at Kew on a ‘wood quarry’, creating new pieces for the exhibition using trees from the Gardens that had come to the end of their natural life.
Exhibition supported by Xstrata
An evolving exhibition
David Nash at Kew: A Natural Gallery, was an evolving exhibition from a celebrated British artist.
In a career spanning 40 years, David Nash has carved sculptures from wood, many of them monumental in scale. After carving, some pieces are then partially burned to produce a charred surface. His main tools are a chainsaw and an axe to carve the wood, and then fire to char it. Through his work, Nash has gained a deep understanding of the properties of trees.
Nash’s sculpture invites you to reflect on your relationship with nature in the majestic surroundings of Kew Gardens. Download a family trail of David Nash's sculptures (pdf)
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Ladle and Spoon is one of Nash's works made in the Wood Quarry that was located at Kew Gardens.
This creature-like sculpture has been carved from a branch of the oak tree in the Wood Quarry.
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