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Renowned artists and sculptors from across the country are preparing to showcase their work at a Garden Art Exhibition in Worcestershire.

Holloways, in Suckley, is hosting the week-long exhibition in aid of the Worcestershire Community Foundation (WCF).

Artists including Antony Bridge – the National Trust’s Artist in Residence at Croome – wildlife printmaker Shelly Perkins and still life painter Nicola Currie will be joining RHS gold medal-winning sculptor Christine Charlesworth and Herefordshire artist blacksmith Jon Clift at the show next month.

They are among 25 well-known names heading to contemporary country living retailer Holloways for the exhibition, which runs from February 7-13.

Also showcasing their work are Worcestershire exhibitors Paul Burton, who creates Earthlight sculptures inspired by his career in the mining industry; landscaper Peter Fletcher, who makes exquisite fire spheres; university art lecture Heather Farmer, who creates striking canvases of wildflower meadows and painter Melanie Williams.

Shropshire printmaker Julia Timmins will also be exhibiting, along with landscape artist Chris Williams, Mary Brittain, who paints bold and colourful canvases of gardens, and Welsh landscape painter David Thompson.

Artwork in oils, watercolours and dazzling gold leaf will sit alongside intricate giclee prints and bronzes, modern sculpture, garden ornaments and metal art.

Edward Holloway, High Sheriff of Worcestershire, has run Holloways for more than 30 years with his wife Diana. He also runs garden statuary business Holloways Garden Antiques and Ornaments.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting the first Garden Art Exhibition, in aid of WCF.

“We’ve had an incredible response from artists and sculptors keen to come, and the breadth and quality of work is exceptional.

“From RHS Chelsea gold medal-winning sculptors to established artists with work in collections all around the world, we’ve handpicked every piece. Visitors to the exhibition are in for a huge treat and we’re extremely pleased to be raising money for WCF.”

For every sale, artists will donate a percentage to WCF, which distributes money on behalf of the High Sheriff’s Fund to charities working with disadvantaged people across Worcestershire.

A Meet The Artists programme is planned throughout the week, where art-lovers can meet the exhibitors and talk about their work.

Pieces range from £50 to £5,000. The Garden Art Exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm, and 11am-4pm on the Sunday.

Holloways’ Glasshouse cafe will be open for the duration of the exhibition, serving locally-sourced, seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

For a full list and biographies of exhibiting artists and their work, visit

About Holloways

Holloways is one of the UK’s leading contemporary furniture businesses based at Lower Court in Suckley. It offers an in-house interior design service and retails contemporary country living furniture sets including dining tables, sofas, occasional tables, chairs, beds, lighting and accessories. It specialises in conservatory and garden furniture from leading brands and delivers to customers nationwide.

Holloways’ acclaimed Glasshouse cafe serves locally-sourced, seasonal dishes at breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, during normal opening hours. The Palm Room offers private dining.

Also on-site is The Sanctuary, a hair, beauty and aesthetics salon.

Holloways’ winter opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Normal Sunday opening recommences on March 15, 2020.

Lower Court, Suckley, Worcestershire, WR6 5DE

About Holloways Garden Antiques and Ornaments

Holloways is a specialist supplier of antique and vintage garden ornaments, from pots and planters to old stone troughs, staddlestones, statuary, urns and fountains. It also retails modern garden ornaments, including contemporary garden art, Italian terracotta pots and galvanised planters. Many pieces are unique.

 About Worcestershire Community Foundation

Worcestershire Community Foundation (WCF), based in Malvern, supports charities and voluntary organisations across the county, focusing on smaller organisations with limited capacity to organise major fundraising campaigns. We partner with funding bodies, philanthropic individuals and businesses to generate funding that impacts on community groups by addressing real areas of need across Worcestershire.