on form is an exhibition of sculpture in stone held at Asthall Manor every other summer. The on form years are the even years, so we held our first exhibition in 2002, and we had been preparing for our tenth this summer, in 2020. Sadly, this has had to become an online exhibition, and we will be launching our online gallery on June 13th, which is when we would have opened to the public.
The owners, residents, gardeners and sculptors are all involved in the preparation and running of the exhibition. Thinking about the exhibition inspires our gardening, challenging us to create new and surprising places for sculpture to lend its power to the planting and the landscape.
The biennial rhythm is important, because on form is known for the quality of its work and the care given to its curating. It also gives our beautiful garden time to recover from the scars of installation.
If you would like to know more about on form, please go to the exhibition website