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Welcome to Ali Grant Sculpture

Ali Grant is a sculptor based in Gloucestershire. She is currently artist in residence at Hidcote Gardens, making a large bronze for exhibition in the gardens in May.

"The Bower" (Bronze, 2015) will have its Private View on the 28th May 2015.

History

Grant won the Credit Suisse Graduating Award on completing her MA at the Royal College of Art.

The winning piece, "History Painting" (Air-dried clay, 2001) was made in unfired clay which was then painted.

A similar technique was used to create "Still Life" (Air-dried clay, 2001)

Over the next five years she was Sculpture Research Fellow at Cheltenham College of Art and taught at Derby University and Chelsea College of Art.

She continued to work in clay, exhibiting around the country. Venues include; Oriel Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno, The Pump Rooms in Cheltenham and Habitat in Tottenham Court Road.

A Pear and a Fig 2005

A Pear and a Fig Spitalfields - Ali Grant Sculpture Gloucestershire

In 2005 came a change of direction. Grant turned her attention to casting. "A Pear and a Fig" (Bronze, 2005) is a large Still Life made for the Spitalfields Public Art project.

After exhibiting at Bishop's Square in Spitalfields, the work became part of the collection at the New Art Centre, Roche Court.

In 2010 "A Pear and a Fig" returned to its spiritual home at Spitalfields Market where it is still on loan.

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Touching the Divine 2009

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Grant went back to clay to make "Detail" (Air-dried clay, 2009) for the "Touching the Divine" competition at the Michaelhouse Centre in Cambridge.

This work was also exhibited in Winchester Cathedral. Click the image to read more.

Poppy 2011

Poppy - Ali Grant Sculpture Gloucestershire

"Poppy" (Bronze, 2011) was commissioned for a private garden in Battersea, London.

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Latest …

'The Bower' unveiled

The Bower - Ali Grant Sculpture GloucestershireThe climax to a year as Artist in Residence at the National Trust's Hidcote Manor Gardens was the unveiling of 'The Bower' on Thursday 28th May.

The bronze sculpture inspired by these gardens is returned and now on display to the public.

The work echoes the unity of the arts and gardens promoted by William Morris and John Ruskin through the Arts and Crafts Movement.

echoes of William Morris and John Ruskin The Bower - Ali Grant Sculpture Gloucestershire
 

'The Bower' arrives at Hidcote

Finally the Bower leaves the foundry and makes its way to National Trust Hidcote Gardens. Manoeuvring the bronze sculpture into place wasn’t easy and the journey slow but its now in place and just the final tweeking prior to its unveiling on Thursday.

The Bower - Ali Grant Sculpture Gloucestershire

 

Finishing 'The Bower' sculpture at Castle Fine Art Foundry, Stroud.

'The Bower' is now cast and being reassembled in time for its unveiling at a Private View at Hidcote on the 28th. After that it will be displayed in the gardens for all visitors to Hidcote to see.

There's still a fair bit to do and then there's the job of moving the sculpture to the gardens.

 

The Bower - Ali Grant Sculpture Gloucestershire

 

Limited edition Maquette to be available through Hidcote and from Ali

The main sculpture is being cast but we can reveal that a very limited number of maquettes will also be produced.

 

Hidcote Ali Grant Sculpture

 

More information to be released once the main sculpture is revealed.

Exhibition opens 28th May

Ali Grant – artist in residence, Hidcote Gardens
The Bower - Ali Grant Sculpture Gloucestershire

"The Bower" (Bronze, 2015) is the result of Ali Grant's one year residency at Hidcote Gardens.

The challenge for the artist throughout was to make a piece of work that truly represents the spirit of

Hidcote.

 

"The Bower" is not trying to replicate nature. It is not an exact study of plants. It is rather an

evocation of the spirit of Hidcote. Like the garden, the sculpture works on a human scale and its

beauty is in its making. The viewer is invited in to a place that is engaging, playful and welcoming

just like Hidcote Gardens.

 

"The Bower" (Bronze, 2015) will have its Private View on the 28th May 2015.