Blog by Peter Baird
Ian Marlow is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS) and as such, his work is much in demand for exhibitions up and down the land.
While his marvellous pieces engage us at The Turrill, simultaneously, he has an exhibition at The Talos Gallery, in Calne, near Chippenham, Wiltshire. “Natural Elements” is a collection by several sculptors celebrating the energy, colour and substance of nature. If you haven’t been to the Talos Gallery it is set in glorious Wiltshire Countryside overlooked by the Cherhill Downs and White Horse and is well worth a visit. The sculptures can be enjoyed inside the gallery and outside in the beautiful lawns and flower gardens. “Natural Elements” runs from 14th May until 7th August.
Meanwhile, Ian is holding an Open Studio from this weekend, 2nd July until Sunday
10th as part of the Frome Festival. Open from 11:00 until 17:00 every day at Ebenezer Chapel, Buckland Dinham, Frome.
As if that were not enough, Ian is also one of 25 celebrated members of RSS exhibiting at 940-year-old Chichester Cathedral from 27th June until 6th September. In “Together We Rise” the pieces respond to the artists’ experiences of the pandemic, their resilience, sense of community and collective hope for the future.
Later in the year, Ian’s work will be on show at stunning Leeds Castle in Kent from 1st Sept - 2nd Oct. and closer to home, at Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, from 3rd Sept - 9th Oct.
The Avebury Manor exhibition features the work of 24 different artists, most exhibiting several pieces and each unique in their own way. Inspired by nature, history and the human form - all are on display within the beautiful and tranquil gardens of the Manor.
Finally, Ian’s work can also be enjoyed at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire in their Winter Sculpture Exhibition running from 10th Sept until 15th January 2023.
With so much on his plate, we are truly grateful to Ian for including The Turrill in his busy schedule and we encourage you to visit if you haven’t already done so, and to catch up with Ian and his work at one of his workshops, open studios or exhibitions later in the year.