Spend it on Art: Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor sculpture is bang on trend at the moment. More and more people, it appears, are investing in it, and enjoying its benefits. Gardens displaying artworks were a popular feature of both Art in Ditchling and Artists Open Houses, in May 2023. If you visit Wakehurst, Standen House, Sussex Prairie Garden, Farleys House & Gallery, the Secret Garden Kemp Town or Arundel Wetland Centre, you’ll find that historic houses and wildlife parks across the region are installing art for visitors to enjoy al fresco.

Benji Lowsley-Williams, Etherial Archway, Purbeck marble (inc. limestone plinth), 85 x 40 x 18 cm.

Exposing the inner beauty of the stone while respecting its raw form, Williams references ritualistic objects.



Will Spankie, Sunflower, Portland stone (inc Purbeck, Portland and oak plinth), 45 x 45 x 15 cm.

Spankie is interested in the geometric structures found in nature. He makes sculpture and lettering for public art commissions, as well as working with garden designers and clients on a domestic scale.



Siobhan Coppinger, Flight of the Harpy, 61cm L x 66cm H x 36cm D.

Mainly working in bronze, copper, plaster, and silver, Coppinger’s work explores our relationship with the natural world.



Lorraine Singer, Cracked Earth Moon Jar Vessel, 24x32cm.

Handmade with stoneware and home-dug Sussex clay, Singer’s vessels are decorated with slip and poured glaze. Her work is shown at Sussex Prairie Garden.