Annual Sculpture Exhibition

There has been an annual exhibition at Stone Lane Gardens since 1992.

Co-founder June Ashburner was a sculptor and local gallerist. She invited the strong local arts community to exhibit their work in the garden. They produced a diverse exhibition of mostly contemporary abstract sculpture and installations. We endeavour to sustain that legacy of diversity with an exhibition illustrating the continuing creativity of emerging artists based in or connected to the South West.

This year’s exhibition was opened, by Sir Tim Smit KBE, on 1st July at 3.00pm. Sir Tim announced the winner: Ashburner Prize Winner (2022) is Deborah Harrison for The Stone Totem. 

Exhibition Catalogue – click here

1st July to 31st Oct 2022

This is a selling exhibition. We welcome all enquiries about the sculpture and exhibition – contact Nick Parker

This year’s exhibition theme is ‘Connectivity’. Click this link  to enjoy Deborah talking to videographer and Garden Friend, Tom Law, about The Stone Totem, at Stone Lane Garden.

Stone Lane Garden is a beautifully landscaped RHS Partner Garden with National Collections of Birch and Alder trees. Groves of trees, pools and streams create a magical exhibition setting loved by artists and visitors of all ages.

Finally, our gratitude and thanks to the 2022 selectors: This year, the Ashburner prize winner was chosen by a panel of three: Sandy Brown, internationally renowned ceramicist, Penny Florence, author and professor emerita at the Slade and Stone Lane Garden Trustee, Sandy Lipo.