Art at Tremenheere

Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. Internationally and nationally renowned artists such as James Turrell RA, Kishio Suga, David Nash RA, Richard Long RA, Tim Shaw RA and others have interacted with the landscape to create site specific permanent works which harmonise with the setting. The land also provides a forum for ever-changing temporary, or even ephemeral arts in all its forms.


Tewlwolow Kernow

James Turrell RA

An underground elliptical domed chamber which James Turrell has designed as a space from which to view the sky, especially at twilight. Turrell`s work demonstrates influences from his life as a pilot, a light artist, and a Quaker. 



Richard Long RA

Richard Long, renowned minimalist land artist has created a new permanent work at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.

Perhaps best known for his epic walks and stone interventions in wilderness locations, Long on this occasion has chosen a work sympathetic to the garden situation and the gentle contemplative ambience of Tremenheere



Kishio Suga

Striking installation within the landscape - scaffolding cage encloses bamboo poles which could represent repressed energy in modern society.

Kishio Sugar is a founder member of the influential Mona-Ha art movement in Japan.



Kishio Suga

Minimalist installation - a line of logs within woodland. Incised line along logs may represent one's journey through life. The entire piece mirrors the cycle of life and decay in the natural world. 

This piece was generously donated to Tremenheere following the Mono-Ha exhibition at Newlyn Gallery in 2001. Having melted back into the landscape over the following 15 years, the piece has recently been reconstructed with kind permission of the artist. 


Black Mound

David Nash RA

Powerful collection of charred oak shapes in a sculpted huddle. David Nash has sited this work to resonate with the mature oak woodland and bluebells in season.


Camera Obscura

Billy Wynter

This work is carefully sited to sit within a pivotal point in the landscape. Internal images present a 360° view of the gardens in an hypnotic, magical way.



Ken Gill

A beautifully located installation using glass to honour an ancient fissure in a rock face.


pregnant silence

Tony Lattimer

Ceramic sculptures located within the Lime Tree Cafe and outside include 'Pregnant Silence', 'Waterfront' and 'Highwater' and the newly located 'Companion' at the South Eastern woodland within the gardens



Tim Shaw RA

Reflecting on his work, Shaw says: 'It delves into the nature of the human psyche. There is an attempt to understand the nature of who we are through a process of reduction, a stripping down of the human condition to its primordial bare bones. I am interested in aspects of humanity that do not change'.



Mat Chivers

Stone carving representing a collection of organic cloud forms and computer generated angular shapes. `The two objects sit beside each other. mirror opposites of each other in every sense, one made by hand using a traditional approach to carving stone, the other completely machine built.`


Ian Penna

Ian is a committed environmental artist who is concerned about waste from the construction industry.


Penny Saunders

`Temples are usually made of stone, stand still and glorify mortal and immortal power. I started to think about this temple in 2000, as a monument to our ambitious and precarious ingenuity – always at the mercy of the forces of Nature. This temple moves between the powers of wind and gravity.` Designed and constructed with the help of Rob Higgs

slip of the lip

Peter Randall-Page RA

We are delighted to announce the arrival of this substantial piece by Peter Randall-Page from Devon. This enigmatic work in Hassan marble rests peacefully in our `quarry` space. A work inspired by Peter`s travels in Australia, with references drawn from Eucalyptus seed pods, and with gestures towards the male and female form. We hope this sculpture will be with us for at least a year, and we are hugely grateful to Peter for allowing us to have it on loan, and also to Joseph Clarke from Anima Mundi for his introduction.

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