Easter Sculpture Festival
Event Date: 30 Mar 2018 - 02 Apr 2018
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10 am to 5 pm
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Dragon’s egg planters, ghost flowers glistening in the twilight, stained glass masterpieces to brighten the gloomiest of days, stone flautists and graceful cranes, are a few of the delights to see at this year’s Easter Sculpture Festival.

Now an established event in the south west arts and gardening calendar, this year’s Festival features more sculptors than ever before, working in a wide range of different materials.

“As the Garden reawakens in springtime local artists who have been inspired by the natural world display their work at the Garden’s Sculpture Festival. This year for the first time chainsaw artist Denius Parson will be demonstrating his art through the use of a chainsaw. This is fast paced and exciting work and I look forward to seeing his work emerge through the Festival Weekend.With the Garden bursting into life, this will create the perfect environment for visitors to enjoy.” Curator, Nick Wray.

Denius Parson manages a small woodland on the outskirts of Painswick, Gloucestershire, where he breathes new life into the diseased and dying trees he tends by converting them into unique natural creations, which integrate perfectly into their new surroundings. Denius will be giving chainsaw sculpture demonstrations throughout the Festival weekend. (See website for programme.)

He summarises his life as being a “balance between living with nature and making a living from nature. “Timber gives me a sense of peace. Using a chainsaw means that I can get from the raw material to a thing of beauty reasonably quickly, which makes this kind of coarse sculpture surprisingly affordable”. You cannot resist touching a beautifully carved piece of wood, it is often your first impulse when you see a piece that takes the natural form of the timber and brings it to life.”
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Address: University of Bristol Botanic Garden The Holmes Stoke Park Road Bristol BS9 1JB