There was an air of relaxed calm in The Turrill Sculpture Garden on Thursday 14th Sept as the latest Art Late event got underway.
Even before Lizzy Rowe had given her welcoming talk in the street outside the library, sculptor Ed Hill had already presented his unique steel creations to a group from The Oxford Art Society, who were keen to enjoy the evening from the get-go.
In the gazebo, Gillian from Grape Minds was setting up the wine-tasting corner with an interesting red and white combination from The Lebanon, which are matured in stainless steel vats, cunningly complementing Ed’s raw materials.
From that point on, there was a steady stream of visitors, queuing to try the wine, or gathering around the beautiful sculptures of Ed, Lucy Kinsella, Mark Reed and Claire Nelson.
Presently, the mellow tones of singer, songwriter Ben Avison could be heard through the trees, as his gentle folk music wafted over the library roof, on the still, cooling air.
It was another brilliant Art Late with the added bonus of a prize raffle, open to everybody who visited all three art exhibitions. Good luck to the winners, and see you next time!
Text and photos by Peter Baird