Cass

Cass Sculpture Foundation

Sculpture Park near Goodwood, West Sussex

On Saturday we took a wander around the Cass Sculpture Foundation. Set in 26 acres of woodland near Goodwood, it’s an incredible collection of modern sculptures. The Foundation has commissioned more than 400 sculptures over the last 20 years, and 80 or so are currently on display at the park – and they’re all for sale if you have room in your garden!

Here are a few pieces and some details from our trip at the weekend.

Steve Dilworth Venus Stone at Cass Sculpture Park Chichester

Steve Dilworth | Venus Stone

Steve Dilworth “Venus Stone” at Cass Sculpture Park Chichester. There’s more information about this amazing sculpture at the Cass website.

Steven Gregory One of us on a tricycle at Cass Sculpture Park blog

Steven Gregory | One of us on a Tricycle

Steven Gregory’s “One of us on a tricycle”. Just imagine walking round the corner in the woods and discovering this mighty beast riding a bicycle! There’s more information about this fine fellow here.

Douglas White Icarus Palm Sculpture at Cass Sculpture Park Sussex

Douglas White | Icarus Palm

Is it a tree? This piece by Douglas White caled “Icarus Palm” is two tons of steel and rubber tyres. From a distance it looks like a dead, burnt-out tree. Up close, it’s a mixture of discarded, torn and weathered rubber and steel. I’d like to have one of these growing in my garden… Check the Cass Sculpture Foundation website for more details.

If you’ve not been before, the Cass Sculpture Foundation is definitely worth a visit. It’s in Lavant in West Sussex. The postcode is PO18 0QP. Their website is www.sculpture.org.uk.

Autumn Light near Bepton by Peter Iden

Painting of Autumn Light, near Bepton, West Sussex by artist Peter Iden

A painting of Autumn Light, near Bepton in West Sussex by Peter Iden.

Date painted: c.1990
Oil on canvas, 46 x 56 cm
Collection: Pallant House Gallery

We’ve been trying to work out where Peter Iden painted this view of the village. It’s beautiful…

Where to see this painting?

In the flesh… at the Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO19 1TJ or Online at the BBC Art Collection

Happy Halloween!

Sussex_pumpkin_carving

Sussex Halloween…

Check out the bat-shaped eyes on our scary pumpkin, oooohh spooooky…

We thought our pumpkins were good, but check out the Halloween display at Slindon in West Sussex which is made up of more than 600 pumkins, squashes and marrows! This guy is bonkers…

Here’s an interesting recipe for the leftover seeds from the pumkin… toss the seeds in oil, sprinkle with a little salt and cook in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes until they’re just being to puff up and toast. An easy Halloween snack, packed with goodness and the kids loved them.

Andy Goldsworthy Chalk Balls on The South Downs

Andy Goldsworthy Chalk Balls Trail

How cool are these giant chalk balls? This one is about 2 metres across and sits on the hill above Cocking in West Sussex. It marks the beginning of a trail called The Chalk Stones Trail which is a five mile walk through the heart of the South Downs, following a trail of 13 similar round chalk stone sculptures by the environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. The trail starts at Cocking Hill and ends at West Dean Gardens. You can even download a trail guide leaflet and map for the trail from the National Trail website.