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Fresh Air Sculpture

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Fresh Air Sculpture is a contemporary sculpture and craft show taking place from 5 - 26 June 2022 in the extensive gardens of The Old Rectory in the Cotswolds village of Quenington, Gloucestershire

This biennial curated event celebrates 30 years this summer and prides itself on showcasing and selling unique sculptural pieces and contemporary craft and design in a beautiful natural setting whilst providing educational workshops and events for children and adults.

Where is Fresh Air Sculpture located?

The Old Rectory in Quenington sits directly opposite the church in this quiet picturesque Cotswolds village.  The gardens offer vast lawns joined by a bridge over the River Coln, hidden walkways through trees, pergolas and around tennis courts, beautiful flower and vegetable plots, and large impressive green houses.

Details on what activities are available at Fresh Air Sculpture?

Fresh Air Sculpture prides itself on showcasing and selling unique sculptural pieces as well as decorative arts in a beautiful outdoor setting. 

Visitors have come to expect the traditional and the experimental, from moving and thought-provoking sculptures and detailed heritage craft, to the brightest of textiles and the glamour of glass. Over 10000 art and garden enthusiasts visited in 2019 enjoying the enchanting atmosphere, the flora, the artworks, and the chance to relax with drinks and locally produced foods.

The show features over 130 modern pieces of outside sculptural work to the gardens where they are strategically placed to thrill and surprise! 

Many installations are created specifically for the gardens, to encapsulate the quirky spirit of fun, creativity and history that comes together at Fresh Air Sculpture whilst also acknowledging current times and challenges.  

Look out flexible ceramic installation by Sarah Strachan, provocative works by Sally de Courcy and Ai Hashimoto and the plain fun and wonder of inflatable art by Steve Messam.

The Pool House transforms into a contemporary craft and design gallery for the duration of the show.  The curated space employs 'Rhythm, Pattern, Repetition' as a theme for new collections of work across the craft disciplines that includes basketry, jewellery, textiles, wood, metal, ceramics and glass.

Things to do in the local area?

Quenington is a small village on the River Coln, 8 miles east of Cirencester and 2 miles north of Fairford. The Old Rectory is situated down the hill from the village green, opposite St Swithins, the village church.

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16th century buildings

Child friendly

Art and sculpture

Learning facilities

Gardens

Free public car parking (nearby)

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Catering

Guided Tours

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Tea Room

Extra info

Nearest Train Station: Kemble

Open Times: 10am - 5pm

Price Details: £10, under 18s free

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: The Old Rectory, Church Road, Quenington, Cirencester, Glouestershire, CirencesterGL7 5BN, United Kingdom

Free parking is available on the village green. Please do not park on the roads through the village.

Fresh Air Sculpture is accessible to wheelchair users. Disabled parking is available on the gravel area in front of the house.

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