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.
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 scientist, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautifully located installation using glass to honour an ancient fissure in a rock face.
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'.
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.`
SKIP OF LIGHT 2014
Ian is a committed environmental artist who is concerned about waste from the construction industry.
`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 www.robhiggs.co.uk
Peter Randall-Page RA
New Artist Coming soon