Celebrating Salisbury by Plain Arts

14th March- 19th May

This exhibition links in with the wonderful celebrations taking place in Salisbury to mark its 800th Anniversary and is called “Celebrating Salisbury”

David Walker, Plain Arts co-ordinator commented

“ It has been fantastic to develop this project with Arundells and a brilliant opportunity to display the incredible range of local artistic talent. The artists who contributed to this special show were all very impressed with this wonderful house and its collection of artworks, the glorious garden and river views.”

Plain Arts Salisbury was founded in the late 1990’s and is one of the leading visual arts networks for Salisbury and the surrounding area, offering member artists and arts organisations support and networking opportunities, and providing a window on the visual arts in Salisbury

This year is the biannual Plain Arts, art trail in June, which transforms the city into a visual art feast. Artists will show their work in open studios and houses, there will be showcase exhibitions in the Salisbury Art Centre and the Library. City venues, shops and cafes all exhibit the rich talent of Plain Arts.

Contact Plain Arts on info@plainartssalisbury.co.uk if you have any queries

Entrance to exhibition is included with all ticket purchases to house & garden.

Image below by Fred Fieber.

Illustrious Britons by Martin Jennings: The Bronze Maquettes

13 June – 23 September 2020

In this unique exhibition, renowned sculptor Martin Jennings presents maquettes of his statues of famous Britons alongside the stories behind their full-size realisations. With exhibits ranging in size from a tiny 6ins high model of his sculpture of George Orwell outside the BBC to a cast of the larger-than-lifesize bust of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Jennings is perhaps best known for his statue of Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras Station. He has twice won the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture. His work is in private and public collections worldwide.

Jennings’ subjects include prominent figures from the worlds of politics, the military, royalty, academia, literature, industry, medicine and the law. In 1991 he was commissioned by the Oxford Union to make a bronze portrait bust of Sir Edward Heath. One of the casts was bought by the sitter himself and remains on display in the drawing room at Arundells, Heath’s former home.

There will be a talk on Thursday 2nd July that links with the exhibition, please check our events page for more information.

Entrance to the exhibition is included with entrance to the house or garden.