Doddington Hall extends Sculpture Exhibition
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Doddington Hall and Gardens has taken the decision to extend its biennial event, Sculpture at Doddington, due to popular demand.
The exhibition will now run until Sunday 13th September, an extension of a week, to ensure that as many people as possible will get to enjoy almost 400 unique sculptures set against the backdrop of Doddington’s Elizabethan gardens.
Compared to 2018, the last year that the exhibition was hosted, there has been a 20% increase in visitor numbers, with an additional 1,377 people visiting the exhibition in 2020 already. There has also been a 15% increase in the value of sculptures sold in comparison to 2018, which will support the talented sculptors with work on display. This is likely to rise as there has been ongoing interest in a range of sculptures, varying in price and style.
Claire Birch, owner of Doddington Hall & Gardens, said:
“We’ve had an incredible summer at Doddington Hall, and Sculpture at Doddington has been so popular with visitors that we thought it was only right that we extend the exhibition so that as many people as possible can enjoy what we have on offer.
“During what has been a very challenging year, it’s incredible to see the positive impact that Sculpture at Doddington has had. We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has come along to visit, our valued sponsors and of course to our curators, David Waghorne and Kate McGovern, and our team who have made this possible.
“We’ve had some wonderful feedback from visitors, who have praised the safety measures we have in place and the one way system has proven hugely successful. Not only has it helped people stay safe, but it has also ensured that they’re able to see each and every sculpture, so we plan to keep this in place in the future.
“We look forward to welcoming more people to Sculpture at Doddington in the coming days!”
Some of the sculptures will be leaving the exhibition before the final day, however there will be a good range on display for the last week.
From Saturday 12th September, more than 1,000 iron dragonflies will also be on display at Doddington Hall in memory of loved ones. Each dragonfly has been dedicated by a St Barnabas supporter in memory of a loved one and members of the public can visit the display until Friday 25th September, 10am to 4pm.
Booking tickets in advance for Sculpture at Doddington is advised. Normal garden entry applies, so there is no additional charge for the exhibition. Adult tickets costing £7.50 and children (4-16 years) costing £3.50. Children under 4 years can enter for free. Family tickets are also available for two adults and four children, costing £19. Last admission is 3pm.
Tickets are still available at doddingtonhall.com. Historic Houses members get a discount on the entry price to the exhibition.