Human Nature

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be hosting a new sculpture trail from this September within its gardens and Medieval buildings.

The trail will be available between 15th September and 25th November and will be one of the few galleries specialising in sculpture in the country.

The sculpture trail will be made up of ten pieces of art which will be located throughout the acclaimed Inner Gardens of the palace.

Human Nature: what to expect from the trail

The trail, titled Human Nature will celebrate the qualities that characterise and define humankind. It will highlight the natural virtues and ways of thinking, feeling and being which are universal to all humankind. 

The trail will comprise diverse sculptures from a disparate group of sculptors, including pieces by Lynn Chadwick, one of the giants of 20th century sculpture; and Jon Buck, RWA and a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Works from William Tucker, who was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 will also be on display, as well as Ralph Brown, RA, Anthony Abrahams and Terence Coventry.

Amongst the sculptures on show will be some large and striking pieces of over two metres in height, and the materials used will include bronze and resin.

The sculpture trail is designed to appeal to all ages and separate printed trails for adults and children will be available to enhance the experience.

Group information

The trail will be included in standard admission and will be open daily. Groups are advised to check the website for special events prior to making a journey to visit the exhibition.

Group bookings must be pre-booked in advance.

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