Hidcote have added a great article about Ali’s bronze sculpture, ‘The Bower’ or ‘the Hidcote Bower’ as it seems to be becoming known as. The sculpture is now in the Nuttery where it has pride of place and the article details a little of Ali’s year as Artist in Residence with Hidcote gardens and the […]
We’ve had a very nice write up in the Gloucestershire Echo following the unveiling at Hidcote Manor Gardens last week. Its great that sculpture in Gloucestershire receives support from the paper and you can read the article in the Glos Echo here. You can of course, also come to the National Trust’s gardens at Hidcote and […]
The 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 […]
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.
Casting at Castle Fine Art Foundry, Stroud is complete and Ali is now working to reassemble the sculpture. ‘The Bower’ is being put together 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 […]
The main sculpture is being cast but we can reveal that a very limited number of maquettes will also be produced. More information to be released once the main sculpture is revealed.
“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. Grant began by walking the gardens and looking. She talked to the gardeners and researched the history of […]
“A Pear and a Fig” (Bronze, 2005) is a large Still Life made for the Spitalfields Public Art project. This was Ali’s first major bronze and was originally planned as one of 8 temporary public installations to display until June 2006. There were a number of permanent installations also commissioned as part of the 2005 […]
I was commissioned to produce this larger than life sculpture of a poppy in bronze for a sunny South London garden in Battersea. It lends a magical Alice in Wonderland quality to this quiet spot.
In this work for the Michaelhouse Centre the objects themselves, placed in a church, tell a well-known story. The deeper narrative of the piece will emerge through its physical language and the use and manipulation of materials. The making has always been an important component in my work co-existing with the image. Still Life is […]