Savill Garden 2020
Following last year’s very successful exhibition, we are delighted to be returning to The Savill Garden in 2020.
We are delighted to be returning to the beautiful Savill Garden in 2020. Those of you who visited or exhibited last year will agree this is a very tranquil and special place. Created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill, The Savill Garden is a wonderful arrangement of gardens and woods which lends itself to being the perfect backdrop for our work.
Sculptures will be placed intricately amongst various sections of the garden, leading the visitors on an exciting and artistic journey as they progress along the trail. There is a royal connection to the gardens therefore conservative selection is required, and please avoid themes involving royalty.
Are you up to the challenge of producing a creative toddler-proof sculpture and fixings? Bear in mind when choosing what to submit that Savill visitors may be children who touch, climb, hit and poke our prized pieces of art work, even though we try and protect more delicate things.
Please submit very good quality photos of your sculptures, avoiding having buildings or clutter in the background. When you save your photos before uploading them, please name your photos “Surname_First name_ Title.”
All submitted work must be suitable for outdoors. From these we will select 1 or 2 pieces to place inside the Savill Building which houses the open plan coffee shop, restaurant and gift shop. Every visitor has to pass through this building, either before entering the garden or just stopping by for a cup of coffee and a meal. The pieces may perhaps reflect a seasonal angle as the exhibition crosses seasons from autumn through to Winter and the run up to Christmas. We can only select using the photos you send us- so please, the best quality. This is doubly important as the selected pieces may feature on signage leading to the exhibition.
If you are thinking of submitting larger pieces, we recognise these may be harder to sell, so will endeavour to select an additional smaller piece from you.
We need a few lines to illustrate the inspiration and/or your ideas behind your piece. Remember that what we do may seem mundane to us, whilst to others, it is a strange alchemy, so make it interesting, this is your chance to speak to the viewer in your absence.
There will be no stewarding required. All sales and enquiries will be handled through The Savill Garden staff. However, we require a rota of exhibitors to check our work is safe and sound and to do the usual cleaning up of mess left by birds (two hours max).
We are very much looking forward to receiving your applications by Wednesday 20th of May and I hope we all get to see each other at Savill in this difficult year. Take great care.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Andy Bendix - Exhibition Manager
The Savill Garden, Wick Ln, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0UJ, UK
20 MAY - Application deadline.
23 JUN - Acceptance offers.
07 JUL - Confirmation letters.
22 SEP - Set Up
23 SEP - Exhibition opens to the public
03 NOV - Exhibition closes
04 NOV - Take Down