Floating fairies, pensive monks and hunky Harley Davidsons are not a common sight at Lacock Abbey. Especially not ones made of chicken wire.
That’s all due to change from Saturday 18 February to Sunday 4 March, when an esteemed local artist displays some life-size sculptures in the grounds of the historic property.
For two weeks, visitors will encounter a range of fun figures, including a cyclist on the driveway to the Abbey, a gardener pausing with his wheel barrow, sprites and nymphs playing in the trees and even a gleaming silver motor bike.
The sculptures are part of the Inner Spirit Collection by Westbury based artist Derek Kinzett, whose work has been described as ‘beyond beautiful, stunning and spiritual’.
Derek has won many accolades for his art – he was winner of the Peoples’ Prize at the 2010 Showborough House Sculpture Exhibition, and in 2011 he was selected as one of three British sculptors for The International Sculpture Symposium in South Korea. He’s responsible for the much praised Christmas angels floating above Milsom Street in Bath, and his work has also been commissioned by film star Nicholas Cage, and Tim Green of the Tate Gallery.
‘This is going to be a great display of art in a fantastic setting,’ said Rachael Holtom, Visitor Experience Officer at Lacock Abbey.
‘Although it is winter, our early spring flowers will be out and the crispness of the weather should really compliment Derek’s work. It will be the first art show of its type here at the Abbey, and hopefully not the last.’
Normal admission rates apply. NT members and under 5’s free. For opening times and further information, please phone 01249 730 459 or see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Lacock