September will see a striking new sculpture exhibition open at Chatsworth, showcasing the work of some of the biggest names in contemporary sculpture. Chatsworth Outdoors will feature works by Linda Sterling, Antony Gormley, Dame Elisabeth Frink and Barry Flanagan, and will emphasise the connection between art and nature through ‘viewpoints’ — striking locations from Chatsworth’s magnificent gardens chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Visitors will encounter a number of rarely seen sculptures brought together from a number of Devonshire estates, including Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire and Lismore Castle in Ireland, and the exhibition will explore the relationship between the works and the sculpted gardens themselves, which were landscaped by some of the most famous landscape gardeners of all time, Joseph Paxton and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
One of the artists whose work features in Chatsworth Outdoors is Linder Sterling, Chatsworth's first artist-in-residence. Her work through 2017/2018 includes Her Grace Land: four installations which explore the female voice at Chatsworth in the centenary year of the Act of Representation, and an installation created for Chatsworth Outdoors and Art Out Loud entitled Bower of Bliss.
Literary festival Art Out Loud runs from 21-23 September 2018 at Chatsworth, and is sponsored by Sotheby's.