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Alphabetical List of Trails

 

Asthall Manor

 

Category: Recurrent Exhibition

Description: Biennial 4-week sculpture exhibition; approx 15 artists working in stone

 Established: 2002

Governance/Funding: Private/commercial

Target audience: General public, schools and art lovers

Educational provision: Artist talks, tours for school groups

Staff: Owner of Manor + one co-curator

 Address: Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4HW

Tel: 01993 824319

email: rosie@onformsculpture.co.uk

Website: www.onformsculpture.co.uk

 

Atkinson Gallery Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Permanent Collection 

Description: Open air collection featuring items from the annual sculpture competition, plus loans and purchases. Includes works by Caro, Chadwick, Randall-Page, Ryder, etc

Established: 1992

Governance/Funding: Independent educational establishment

Target audience: Schools, colleges, general public

Educational provision: Tour map available from Atkinson Gallery reception

Staff: Director of Arts: Len Green

Address: Millfield School, Butleigh Lane, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD

Tel: 01458 444187

email: gallery@atkinson.co.uk

Website: www.atkinsongallery.co.uk

 

Bamford Touchstones Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Five resin sculptures around a 5 mile trail which interpret the heritage and former industry of the area.

Established: 2002

Governance/Funding: Local Heritage Initiative, HLF, HLI, Nationwide Bldg Soc etc

Target audience: Local community, general public, tourists

Educational provision: Illustrated guides (also available online)

 Address: Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Website: www.bamfordvillage.co.uk (Link to Touchstone Trail)

 

Barbara Hepworth Museum 

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: 46 works by Dame Barbara Hepworth

Established: Museum 1980, Trail 1993

Governance/Funding: Part of Tate St Ives

Target audience: General public, local schools, student groups etc

Educational provision: Sculpture trail booklet, Teachers’ Resource Pack

Staff: Learning Curator: Kerry Rice

Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall TR26

Tel: 01736 796226, 01736 791114 (KR)

email: Kerry.rice@tate.org.uk

Website:www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum

 

Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Recurrent Exhibition

Description: 3-week annual outdoor exhibition, to bring art to a small rural community; c.200 works by contemporary artists

Established: 1997

Governance/Funding: Bergh Apton Community Arts Trust

Target audience: Local community. Those interested in art and gardening in East Anglia. Art buyers

Educational provision: Trails for school groups. Practical workshop for local primary schools

Staff: Volunteers only

Address: Bergh Apton, nr Norwich, Norfolk

Tel: 01508 550119

email: c.m.meynell@g.mail.com

Website: www.berghapton.org.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/30/country-diary-bergh-apton-norfolk

 

Birmingham University Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Nine works from various epochs.

Governance/Funding: University

Target audience: Staff, students, visitors

Address: Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, Bristol Road, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 414 3344

Website: www.bham.ac.uk/about/maps/sculpturetrail.shtml

 

Bradford Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Thirty-five sites with historic buildings and memorial sculptures + some modern works (Ian Randall, Charles Quick, Tim Head etc) 

Established: Not known

Governance/Funding: Local City Council

Target audience: General public

Educational provision: Illustrated guide from Bradford City Centre Management, also available on-line, Heritage Trail, Peace Trail, Cinema Trail (due for reprint)

Staff: City Centre Manager

Address: Bradford City Centre, Yorkshire (Bradford City Centre Management, Olicana House, Little Germany, Bradford BD1 5RE

Tel: 01274 433678

email: ccm.team@bradford.gov.uk

Website: www.visitbradford.com

 

Bristol Sculpture

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: About 30 works: 19th century memorial pieces, 20th century tributes to famous men, various other modern works. (Peter Randall-Page, Paul Mount, Naomi Blake etc)

Target audience: General public, tourists

Educational provision: On-line list, map and illustrated catalogue

Address: City of Bristol

Website: http://www.travelbristol.org/sites/default/files/2010-Walk2-CW-SculptureTrail.pdf

 

Broomhill Sculpture Garden 

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Sculptures by about 30 international artists, located in 4 hectares of gardens in a valley surrounded by forests.

Established: 1997

Governance/Funding: Commercial

Target audience: Collectors, visitors. Children are welcome ‘to learn about modern art and experience large sculptures’.

Educational provision: Illustrated on-line guide and catalogue

Address: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford Road, Barnstable, Devon EX31 4EX

Tel: 01271 850262

email:  info@broomhillart.co.uk

Website: www.broomhillart.co.uk

 

Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Eight sculptures by Dan Cordell reflecting themes of history, nature and traditional crafts.

Established: 2005

Governance/Funding: Local council + various funding bodies

Target audience: General public

Educational provision: Illustrated leaflet

Address: Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve, Pembridge Lane, Nr Brickendon, Herts

Tel: 01992 588433

Website: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/media-library/documents/environment-and-planning/countryside-management-service-–-places-to-visit/places-to-visit/broxbourne-woods/broxbourne-wood-sculpture-trail.pdf

 

Burghley House Sculpture Garden 

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Contemporary sculpture displayed in approx 15 acres of natural gardens. Core permanent collection with temporary new works added each year.

Established: 1995

Governance/Funding: Commercial (tourism/heritage).

Target audience: Tourists, general public, school children.

Educational provision: Education Pack for teachers linked to National Curriculum (KS1 and 2).

Staff: Education Officer: Jon Culverhouse.

Address: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3JY

Tel: 01780 752451

email: burghley.house@virgin.net

Website: www.burghley.co.uk

 

Cambridge Sculpture Trails

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Three walking trails taking you to outstanding pieces of sculpture sited in historic and modern Cambridge.

Established: 2009

Governance/Funding: Voluntary group sponsored by Cambridge City Council and with donations from several companies and private individuals.

Target audience: General public, schools.

Website: http://www.cambridgesculpturetrails.co.uk/

 

Cannock Forest ‘Route to Health’ Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Sculptures made by local artists, students schools and community groups themed around health issues.

Governance/Funding: Forestry Commission

Target audience: General public, schools.

Staff: Rowan Clark, Education Assistant.

Address: Birches Valley Forest Centre, Cannock Forest, Staffordshire, WS15 1ND

Tel: 01889 586593

email: rowan.clark@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Website: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/EnglandStaffordshireNoForestCannockForestBirchesValleyForestCentreRoutetoHealthSculptureTrail

 

Cass Sculpture Foundation

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Sixty to seventy contemporary works; annual commissions for exhibition and sale.

Established: 1994

Governance/Funding: Charitable Foundation/ Commercial.

Target audience: General public, collectors, students.

Educational provision: Study Centre with archive and library. School visits by arrangement.

Address: Goodwood, nr Chichester, Sussex, PO18 0QP

Tel: 01243 538449

email: info@sculpture.org.uk

Website: www.sculpture.org.uk

 

Chiltern Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: About 20 site-specific commissions: ‘art for the natural environment’.

Established: 1990

Governance/Funding: Charitable Trust, supported by S. Oxfordshire District Council and the Arts Council.

Target audience: General public.

Educational provision: Guided tours, artist talks, workshops. Trail leaflets. Downloadable information sheet.

Address: The Chiltern Sculpture Trust, 40 Campbell Road, Oxford, OX4 3PF

Tel: 01865 778918

email: info@chilternsculpturetrail.co.uk

Website: www.snapsandbytes.co.uk/trail.htm 

 

Colne River Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Currently in process of development. The first two of the planned ten sculptures are being installed (2008) along the canal towpath and other pubic footpaths in the Colne Valley.

Established: Project launched in 2005.

Governance/Funding: Arts Council, Lottery Fund, Kirklees Council etc.

Target audience: General public, schools, tourists.

Educational provision: Workshops for school children and community groups.

Staff: No permanent staff at present; project overseen by Jeff Keenleyside at Environmental Alliance.

Address: c/o Environmental Alliance Ltd., 38 Lion Chambers, Hohm William Street, Huddersfield HD1 1ES

Tel: 01484 533422

email: jeff@environmental-alliance.co.uk

Website: www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk/walk_inner_detail.php?id=709&area=9;

 

Consett to Sunderland Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Former Stanhope and Tyne Railway, closed in 1985. Reopened 1990 as walking and cycle route, art works added in 1988 and 1998. Artists include Andy Goldsworthy and Tony Cragg.

Established: Sculptures added 1988 onwards.

Governance/Funding: Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity.

Target audience: Walkers, cyclists, tourists.

Educational provision: Maps available through internet site.

Address: Tyneside

email: info@sustrans.org.uk

Website: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/art-and-the-travelling-landscape/Art-Trails/consett-to-sunderland-on-c2c

 

Coventry Canal Art Trail 

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Thirty-nine art works by professional and community artists.

Established: 1996

Governance/Funding: Government & European funded; maintained by Coventry City Council.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Educational provision: Guides available free from Tourist Information & Ranger’s Office, a detailed book is available for £3.

Staff: Park Service Rangers.

Address: From Coventry city centre to Hawkesbury junction.

Tel: 024 7678 5508

email: michelle.bennett@coventry.gov.uk

Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/info/556/canals_and_waterways/341/coventry_canal/2 

   

Dudley Millennium Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Fifteen sculptures in outdoor locations around the Southern By-pass.

Established: 2001

Governance/Funding: Local Authority.

Target audience: General public. Pedestrian access to some sculptures from Wolverton Road.

Educational provision: On-line guide: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/culture/2003/02/sculpture_tour/cinder_bank_island.shtml

Staff: Steve Field, Borough Artist.

 Address: Public Art Unit, Himley Hall, Himley, Nr Dudley, DY3 4DF

Tel: 01902 894958 (Dudley Council)

 

 Exeter University Sculpture Walk

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Twenty-five works displayed on the Streatham campus of the University; artists include Barbara Hepworth, Paul Mount, Geoffrey Clarke, Michael Ayrton, Moelwyn Merchant.

Governance/Funding: University of Exeter.

Target audience: General public, University staff and students, schools.

Educational provision: Guidebook, (also on-line guide for virtual tour), Ipods, Sculpture walk leaflets

Staff: Gina Cox, Curator.

Address: University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN

Tel: 01392 263584 (Curator)

email: Gina.cox@exeter.ac.uk

Website: www.ex.ac.uk/sculpture

 

Farnham Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: c.20 works by sculptors of national repute as well as graduates of the University College. Open all hours, entrance free. 

Established: 1998

Governance/Funding: University College for the Creative Arts.

Target audience: General public, university staff and students.

Educational provision: Various educational events.

Staff: Galleries Officer.

Address: University College for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS

Tel: 01252 892671

email: galleries@ucreative.ac.uk

Website: http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/galleries/sculpture-park

 

Flamborough Heritage Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Local history project - members of the community made the sculptures with guidance from artists.

Governance/Funding: Flamborough Community Environmental Action Group. Funding: HLF, English Nature etc.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Educational provision: On-line notes.

Staff: Sharon Mummery.

Address: South Landing, Flamborough, E. Yorkshire

email: fceag@Flamboroughuk.net

Website: http://www.yorkstories.co.uk/yorkshire_walks/flamborough_heritage_trail.htm

  

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Twenty works commissioned for a working forest setting on trail of c. 3.5 miles in a National Park.

Established: 1986

Governance/Funding: Forestry Commission and Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust.

Target audience: General public.

Educational provision: Sculpture trail guide, various publications.

Address: Beechenhurst Lodge, Nr Cinderford, Glos, GL16 7EL

Tel: 01594 833057

email: forestdean@googlemail.com

Website: www.forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk

 

Gateshead Riverside Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Major public art project, artists include Richard Deacon, Andy Goldsworthy, Lulu Quinn, Colin Rose, Sally Matthews, Marcella Livingston, Nearby – Peter Coates ‘James Hill Memorial’ and David Pearl ‘Blue Beacon’.

Established: 1980’s

Governance/Funding: Local Council.

Target audience: General public, visitors.

Educational provision: Illustrated art map; guided walks; various school projects.

Staff: Anna Pepperall – Public Art Curator, Gateshead Council.

Address: Gateshead Council, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH

Tel: 0191 433 2986

email: annapepperall@gateshead.gov.uk

Website: http://www.cycle-routes.org/cycle-gateshead/artworks/riversideartworks.html

 

Grizedale Forest Park 

 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Approximately 60 site specific works across the forest, dating from 1977 to today. Includes work by Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Harris, David Kemp, Robert Koenig, David Nash & Colin Rose.

Established: 1977

Governance/Funding: Forestry Commission (in partnership with Grizedale Arts independent trust).

Target audience: Schools, colleges, universities, adult groups, community & outreach groups, Visitors to the forest, who number in excess of 250,000 annually.

Educational provision: Practical forest based workshops and tours. Teachers’ resource pack, guided & self-led walks, The Yan, Education and Community building Partnerships projects.

Staff: Arts Development Officer, Education Rangers.

Address: Forestry Commission, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Tel: 01229 862015

email: Hayley.skipper@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedalehome

 

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Outdoor gallery in 4 hectare garden. Open May-Oct. Nov-Apr by appointment.

Established: 1985

Governance/Funding: Commercial.

Target audience: Art collectors, student groups.

Educational provision: Study facilities provided for aspects of art and design curriculum.

Staff: 4

Address: Standon Lane, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5QR

Tel: 01306 627269

email: info@hannahpescharsculpture.com

Website: http://www.hannahpescharsculpture.com/

 

Harlow Sculpture Collection

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: About 70 public works in a collection started in the late 1950s, includes Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Ralph Brown, Elizabeth Frink etc.

Established: Art Trust est 1954, Trails began 2001/2002

Governance/Funding: Local Council.

Target audience: General public, schools.

Educational provision: Teacher training days, workshops by sculptors in local schools, etc.

Staff: Within brief of Arts Development Officer, Harlow Council.

Address: Harlow Arts Trust, c/o Harlow Arts, The Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 1LS

Tel: 01279 446438

email: kelly.lean@harlow.gov.uk

Website: http://www.harlow.gov.uk/sculpture

 

Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Recurrent Exhibition

Description: Annual 4-week event, invited artists plus art students. June-August.

Established: 1994

Target audience: General public, community groups, inf and jun schools.

Educational provision: Guided tours, workshops and outreach work.

Staff: Paula Chambers.

Address: 4 Great Scout Farm, Brearley, Luddendenfoot, Halifax, HX2 6JG

email: paula@sculpturetrail.net

Website: www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~grebent/ 

 

Henry Cort Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Specially commissioned ironwork sculptures themed on the town’s history. ‘Artist-blacksmiths’ from Russia, Poland, Germany and Finland as well as England.

Established: 2000

Governance/Funding: Fareham Borough Council and local Chamber of Commerce.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Address: West Street, Fareham, Hampshire. (Fareham B.C., Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hants, PO16 7PU)

Tel: 01329 236100

Website: www.fareham.gov.uk

 

Henry Moore Foundation

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: About 20 monumental sculptures by Moore in garden setting plus studios, workshops and galleries; includes works on paper, tapestries, etc.

Established: 1977

Governance/Funding: Foundation (registered charity) self-financed.

Target audience: General public, school groups (yr 3 +), art societies.

Educational provision: Guided tours am, educational visits include time to sketch after tour. All educational visits are free.

Address: Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire SG10 6EE

Tel: 01279 843333

email: visits@henry-moore-fdn.co.uk

Website: www.henry-moore-fdn.co.uk

 

Hull Seven Seas Fish Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: 40 sculptures (by Gordon Young) comprising images related to the fishing industry.

Established: 1992

Governance/Funding: City Council (sponsored by ‘Seven Seas’).

Target audience: General public, visitors.

Educational provision: Leaflet (40p)

Address: Hull City Council, Hull Tourist Information Centre, 1 Paragon Street, Hull HU1 3NA

Tel: 01482 223559 (Tourist information Centre)

email: tourist.information@hull.gov.uk

Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk

Unfortunately the Fish Trail is currently suspended due to the city centre regeneration works meaning some of the pieces are in storage. The trail is to be reinstalled at the end of the year. Please check the website.

 

Irwell Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Fifty public commissions linked by 30 mile footpath.

Established: 1997

Governance/Funding: Consortium of 4 local authorities, managed by Irwell Sculpture Trail Partnership Committee.

Target audience: General public, community groups.

Educational provision: Maps and leaflets, artists in residence projects.

Staff: Project Officer.

Address: Salford Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford, M5 4WU

Tel: 0161 778 0847

email: diana.hamilton@salford.gov.uk

Website: www.irwellsculpturetrail.co.uk

 

Jerwood Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Twenty modern and contemporary works, including those by winners of the annual Jerwood sculpture prize.

Established: 1999 (moved to Ragley Hall 2004).

Governance/Funding: Jerwood Foundation.

Target audience: General public.

Educational provision: Free access, printed guide, Jerwood Stable Studio exhibition space.

Staff: Curator (London Office), Steward (Stable Studio, Ragley)

Address: Ragley Hall, nr Alcester, Warks, B49 5NJ

Tel: Curator: 0207 388 6287

email: info@jerwood.org

Website: www.ragley@ragleyhall.com

 

Kielder Water and Forest Park 

 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Sculptures and architectural installations, includes James Turrell ‘Skyspace’ and ‘Belvedere’ by Softroom.

Established: Began in 1994 as ‘sustainable Tourism strategy’, redefined as ‘Art and Architecture’ project 1999.

Governance/Funding: Consortium of Councils, Forestry Commission, National Park etc.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Address: Nr Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48 2BQ

Tel: 01434 220643

email: kielder.partnership@tynedale.gov.uk

Website: http://www.visitkielder.com/itineraries/culture-vulture

   

Lickey Hills Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: A number of works from annual sculpture projects which involve members of the public.

Established: 1996 (trail).

Governance/Funding: Birmingham City Council.

Target audience: General public, schools/groups.

Educational provision: Annual sculpture projects, School visits.

Staff: 10

Address: Lickey Hills Country Park, nr Birmingham, B45 8ER

Tel: 0121 447 7106

email: parks@birmingham.gov.uk

Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/lickeyhills (Link to Sculpture Trail)

  

Milton Keynes Artwalks

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Public sculpture commissions 1986 - present (Frink, Mistry, Sandle, Tinley etc).

Established: 1986

Governance/Funding: MK Council, Arts Council England etc.

Target audience: General public.

Educational provision: Art trail leaflet.

Staff: 2 f-t. 5 p-t

Address: ArtworksMK, Great Linford Arts Workshop, Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ

Tel: 01908 608108

email: info@artworksmk.co.uk

Website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/leisure-tourism-and-culture/arts-and-heritage/trails-guides-and-walks

 

The Montgomery Sculpture Trust

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Permanent collection of work by contemporary sculptors from the UK and Eastern Europe; annual residency for recently graduated students.

Established: 1994

Governance/Funding: Charitable Trust.

Target audience: Individual and corporate collectors of contemporary sculpture; the collection is open to the general public during July and at other times by appointment with the curator.

Educational provision: Study grants for recently graduated artists.

Staff: Curator: Ken Newlan (email address below).

Address: Snells Farm, Amersham Common, Bucks. HP7 9QN

email: montgomerysculpturetrust@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.broomhillart.co.uk/sculpturegardens/children-groups-dogs.html

 

New Art Centre, Roche Court 

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Commercial gallery, 60+ works by major, internationally known, contemporary sculptors.

Established: 1994. Education programme began 2001.

Governance/Funding: Commercial enterprise; Roche Court Educational Trust (2005).

Target audience: Art buyers; primary and secondary schools, teachers, art students.

Educational provision: Talks, tours and practical workshops (artist-led), annual schools competition.

Staff: Education Officer: Lucy Salisbury.

Address: East Wintersloe, nr Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1BG

Tel: 01980 862244

email: nac@globalnet.co.uk

Website: www.sculpture.uk.com

 

Newby Hall Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Recurrent Exhibition/Commercial

Description: Annual outdoor selling exhibition of 50 - 60 contemporary sculptures by established and up and coming sculptors. June-September.

Established: 2000

Governance/Funding: Commercial plus private sponsorship.

Target audience: General public, tourists, school groups.

Educational provision: Discount for school groups of 15+.

Staff: Curator: Lucinda Compton.

Address: The Estate Office, Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE

Tel: Information Hotline: 0845 4504068, The Estate Office: 01423 322583

email: Laura.s@newbyhall.com

Website: www.newbyhall.com

   

Newnham Paddox Art Park

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Works for sale by living artists, member of ArtParksInternational.

Established: 2003

Governance/Funding: Commercial.

Target audience: Collectors, general public.

Educational provision: Educational groups welcomed.

Address: Newnham Paddox House, Monks Kirby, Warwicks. CV23 0RX

Tel: 01788 833513

email: info@newnhampaddox.com

Website: www.newnhampaddox.com

  

Peterborough Sculpture Trust Collection

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: 26 permanent works by major British sculptors plus loans. Artists include Caro, Gormley, Flanagan, Annesley, Glyn Williams, etc.

Established: 1978, Trust set up 1988.

Governance/Funding: Trust owns the works (purchased by Peterborough Development Corporation). Self funded & supported with additional support from several other trusts & organisations.

Target audience: General public – the sculpture trail is open every day and free to all visitors.

Educational provision: Talks, walks and educational activities run throughout the year.

Staff: Karen Harvey (Director).

Address: Peterborough Sculpture Trust c/o Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough

Tel: 01945 860422

email: info@peterboroughsculpture.org

Website: www.peterboroughsculpture.org

 

Portland Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Permanent display in disused quarry; Anthony Gormley, Dhuva Mistry, Phillip King etc.

Established: 1983

Governance/Funding: Trust

Target audience: General public, art students and education groups.

Educational provision: Tours, workshops, symposia, artists in residence, stone virtual library (www.aboutstone.org) collaborative projects with higher education institutions.

Staff: Paul Crabtree – Project Development Director; Hannah Sofaer – Creative Director.

Address: Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust, The Drill Hall, Easton Lane, Isle of Portland, Dorset DT5 1BW

Tel: 01305 826736

email: psqt@learningstone.org

Website: http://learningstone.org/?page_id=23933

  

Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: 200+ works for sale in 10 acres of arboretum

Established: 2003

Governance/Funding: Commercial.

Target audience: Art collectors; general public.

Address: Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2LE

Tel: 01428 605453

email: eddiepowell@thesculpturepark.co.uk

Website: www.thesculpturepark.com

 

Renishaw Hall Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Selection of sculptures by various artists in the old walled garden at Renishaw. (March - September).

Established: 2002

Governance/Funding: Private

Target audience: Tourists, general public.

Address: Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Tel: 01246 432310

Website: www.sitwell.co.uk 

 

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Twenty permanent works created in response to the local environment.

Target audience: Tourists, general public. (Downloadable Sculpture Trail leaflet)

Established: 1993

Governance/Funding: Ribble Valley Borough Council

Address: Brungerley Park, Clitheroe, Lancs

Website: www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/info/200304/parks_and_open_spaces/995/ribble_valley_sculpture_trail

 

Rufford Craft Centre Sculpture Collection

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Sculpture collection displayed in formal gardens, within a multi-use country park; c26 works inc Peter Randall-Page, Keir Smith, William Pye, Mark Gubb etc.

Established: late 1980’s

Governance/Funding: Notts County Council, Funding from ERDF, HLF.

Target audience: School groups, teachers, community groups.

Educational provision: Tours, talks, workshops, handling sessions (ceramics), inservice training, artists in residence events.

Staff: Helen Ackroyd, Education Officer.

Address: Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Newark, Notts, NG22 9DF

Tel: 01623 821315

email: ruffordceramiccentre@notts.gov.uk

Website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/familyresource_sculpturetrail.pdf

 

Sheepfolds Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Site Responsive Collection

Description: Andy Goldsworthy 'Sheepfolds' – stone sculptural installations.

Established: 1996

Governance/Funding: Funded by Carlisle and Eden District Council, Arts Council, Regional Arts Lottery and several other organizations.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Educational provision: Guided walks. Illustrated brochure with map and education pack available.

Address: East Cumbria Countryside Project, Warwick Mill, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle CA4 8RR

Tel: 01228 561601

email: eccp@carlisle-city.gov.uk

Website: http://www.sheepfoldscumbria.co.uk/html/info/list.htm

 

Snibston Discovery Park 

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Small collection of sculptures exploring the themes of history, mining and science.

Established: 1992

Governance/Funding: Local authority facility.

Target audience: General public, school children; (tour guide for KS2 pupils).

Educational provision: On-line notes incl. questions to put to pupils about the sculptures.

Staff: Head Ranger: David Luther.

Address: Ashby Park, Coalville, Leics, LE67 3LN

Tel: 01530 278444

email: dluther@leics.gov.uk

Website: www.leics.gov.uk/index/community/museums/snibston

 

Stour Valley Arts

 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Artists selected for annual residency to create works in response to the forest setting, using natural materials found on site.

Established: 1994

Governance/Funding: Forestry Commission, Funding from ACE,SE Arts, Kent C C, Ashford B C etc.

Target audience: General public, schools, youth and community groups, students.

Educational provision: Artist-led creative workshops.

Staff: Visual Arts Officer Sandra Drew, Education Manager, Lucy Medhurst.

Address: King’s Wood, Buck Street, Challock, Kent TN25 4AR

Tel: 01233 740040

email: education@stourvalleyarts.org.uk

Website: www.stourvalleyarts.org.uk

 

Sunderland Riverside Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Commissioned sculptures in metal and stone referring to city’s heritage.

Established: 1991

Governance/Funding: Sunderland Council.

Target audience: General public, visitors.

Address: North of River Wear, Dame Dorothy Street, Sunderland

Tel: 0191 241 4931

Website: www.visitsunderland.com

 

University of Warwick Sculpture Park

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: A selection of contemporary works from among about 75 sculptures in the University art collection.

Established: 1994

Governance/Funding: University of Warwick

Target audience: Mainly KS 1 and 2, other groups by arrangement.

Educational provision: Organised trails for school students and adults; teachers’ resource pack.

Staff: Education Officer (Warwick Arts Centre).

Address: Mead Gallery, Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel: Curator: 024 7657 4179, Education Officer: 024 7657 4786

email: c.mee@warwick.ac.uk

Website: www.warwick.ac.uk

 

Willsbridge Mill Heritage Sculpture Trail

 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Environmental sculptures made from local materials.

Established: 2000

Governance/Funding: Charity: Wildlife Trust (Avon). Funding: W.S.Arts, Local Authority, HLF.

Target audience: Primary and secondary school pupils.

Educational provision: Trails and other site based education programmes including wild waste garden.

Staff: Community Education Officer.

Address: Avon Wildlife Trust, Willsbridge Mill, Willsbridge Hill, Bristol, BS30 6EX

Tel: 0117 932 6885

email: Willsbridgemill@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Website: www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

     

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 

 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Large, permanent outdoor collection, plus temporary shows, outdoors and in galleries.

Established: 1977

Governance/Funding: Independent Charitable Trust. Support from local authorities, Arts Council England, and many sponsors.

Target audience: General public, schools (prim and sec), students, adult groups.

Educational provision: Tours, talks and workshops; resource packs; artists in residence events; artists in schools (Feiweles Trust).

Staff: Education Officer and artist educators.

Address: West Bretton, nr Wakefield, WF4 4LG

Tel: Education: 01924 830642, General: 01924 832631

email: info@ysp.co.uk or education@ysp.co.uk

Website: www.ysp.co.uk