Woburn Artbeat

Wed 20 Apr 2011

Woburn Artbeat - a real life art gallery on the streets of Woburn in support of the British Heart Foundation -  launched on Friday 15th April with a preview of a spectacular sculpture exhibition in the gardens of Woburn Abbey.

Guests included high profile exhibiting sculptors including Thomas Ostenberg who has been commissioned to produce works for the Olympics 2012.

Almost 90 artists are exhibiting their art throughout Woburn, on wall, window and floor space provided by the traders in the village.  In addition, the Duke and Duchess of Bedford have provided the 36 acre gardens at Woburn Abbey for the sculpture exhibition, which will remain on display until the 31st July 2011.  Here, visitors can see the work of 20 sculptors including John Brown, Frederic Chevarin (ARBS), Kate Denton, Jonathan Loxley, Nick Moran, Thomas Ostenberg, Helen Sinclair and Paul Vanstone.  All of the sculptors exhibiting are well known with work in public and private collections across the world.

This amazing real-life art exhibition is a non profit event, with proceeds this year donated to The British Heart Foundation, in memory Richard Carr, general manager of the Inn at Woburn, who passed away suddenly a few months ago.  The longer term intention is to create a fund, where Woburn as a whole will sponsor one artist a year to study or develop a specific skill.

More details about the artists involved in the event, which is organised by Woburn’s Bedford Street Gallery, can be found on www.woburnartbeat.co.uk.

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