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Bristol’s Botanic Garden to host sculpture exhibition

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The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is to transform into an outdoor gallery this Easter for an exhibition of sculpture inspired by the natural world.

Heather Jansch, who is best known for her horse sculptures made from driftwood and bronze, will be amongst the many exhibitors.  Jansch’s work was featured in the millennial exhibition Shape of the Century – one hundred years of British sculpture alongside artists including Moore, Hepworth, Frink and Kapoor.

Other exhibitors include Susan Long, who creates figures from hardened fabric, and Julian P. Warren whose metal sculptures have included a bird of paradise for Sir David Attenborough made using a discarded pedal bin. There will also be work in many other media including stained glass, stone, wire and ceramics.

“This exhibition enables visitors to see the uniqueness of the plant collections at the Botanic Garden in a different  light, as a context for displaying sculpture inspired by the  natural world,” explains the Garden’s Curator Nicholas Wray.

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, which opened in 2006, was the first new university botanic garden to be created in the UK for nearly 40 years.

The Sculpture Trail can be visited from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 10am-5pm. For further details check the Garden website www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden

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