The 2023 Sculpture Exhibition is now open, and will run to 31 October.

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

Co-founder June Ashburner was a painter and local gallerist. She invited the strong local arts community to exhibit their work in the garden. They produced a diverse exhibition of 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.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is “A sense of place”. It was opened, by judge Neil Musson, on 31st May, with the announcement of the winner: Ashburner Prize Winner (2023) is David Newman for Undefined Forms. 

Exhibition Catalogue – click here

If you are interested in purchasing one of the sculptures or have any enquiries about the pieces on display – please contact Susie by emailing;

Our gratitude and thanks to the 2023 selectors: this year’s Ashburner prize winner was chosen by a panel of three: Neil Musson, a renowned international artist; Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Arts University Plymouth; David Savage, Stone Lane Garden Trustee.


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.

Artists: How to apply for 2024

For possible inclusion in the 2024 exhibition, please return to this page at the start of next year, when we will be updating the website with the application forms for the 2024 show.

The application process usually starts at the end of January and the deadline to make your submission is historically at the end of February.

Please do check here regularly for updates if you are interested in applying and be sure to follow us on;

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