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Cass Sculpture Foundation
The Cass Sculpture Foundation is a charity, recognised internationally as the home of 21st century British sculpture.
The charity's key objective is to enable the future of British sculpture today. Over the past 12 years, we have commissioned more than 160 large-scale sculptures from over 120 British artists.
Cass Sculpture Foundation commissions between 10-15 new large-scale sculptures each year, funded by the sale of previously commissioned works. By doing so, the Foundation continues to provide support and promotion for contemporary British sculpture as well as a unique aesthetic experience for its many visitors.
Our foundation seeks to enhance the general public's enjoyment and appreciation of the strength and quality of twenty-first century British sculpture.
The grounds of the Cass Sculpture Foundation (a registered charity), set in ancient woodland on the Sussex Downs, a stunning haven of peace and tranquillity. A perfect setting for those wishing to experience the best outdoor sculpture from todayâ€™s leading British artists.
Enjoy over 70 large-scale works set in 24 acres of truly unspoilt land. It is an unique and unrivalled experience guaranteed to take your breath away. The regularly changing displays set sensitively in magical surroundings ensure a truly unforgettable visit.
Cass Sculpture Foundation is exhibiting the sculptures of Tony Cragg. The display is the largest exhibition of Tony Cragg's outdoor sculptures in Britain to date and includes several large sculptures produced specifically for the Cass Sculpture Foundation. The exhibition is one of the largest sculpture projects ever realised with a British artist.
Always moving, continually changing gear, ever switching back on himself, Tony Cragg refuses to settle into a comfortable career maturity. It is a great privilege for the Cass Sculpture Foundation to work with him again. The sculptures, which are shown at the Foundation's sculpture estate at Goodwood, is perhaps the largest and most important single sculpture commission ever extended to a British artist.
Based in Wuppertal, in Germany's industrial heartland, Tony Cragg (born 1939) is considered one of the most important British sculptors working today. Over the past thirty years he has created a body of work of extraordinary variety and invention, deploying every conceivable material from the humble polychrome plastics of discarded consumer goods, to glass, wood and cast bronze.
His work continues to betray an abiding interest in science and the properties of the material world, an interest that has always allowed him to ascribe equivalent sculptural significance to found objects as to more traditional sculptural materials.
In 1975, Cragg arranged the contents of his studio - an imbroglio of paper, wood, cardboard, fragments of metal, string and other unidentifiable detritus - into two relatively neat stacks of stratified detritus. Now, thirty years on, Cragg's most recent work sits atop the ancient strata of the...+ [ Read all ]
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Entrance fees are Â£10.00 per person.
Children under 10 years go free when accompanied by an adult, normal rates apply if they are part of a school group, although accompanying tutors, teachers or other supervisors go free.
We do kindly ask that ALL visitors review and abide by our Sculpture Estate visitor rules, they are necessary to avoid any damage to the artwork as well as keeping your visit safe and enjoyable.
We are currently CLOSED for the winter, we reopen to the public
on 27 March 2007. Visits are now by appointment only.
During the 2007 season you can visit the sculpture estate from
Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday, our opening hours are 10:30am to 5:00pm with the last entry at 4:00pm. To see the grounds properly, please allow at least two hours for your visit.
Travelling by car from London - approximately 1Â¾ hours.
Take the A3 in the direction of Portsmouth/Guildford. Do not exit the A3 at Guildford, but continue around the city on the Guildford by-pass. Continue past the turn off for Farnham. You will soon see signs for Milford/Petworth/Haslemere. This exit, which you will take, is a short distance after the garage and exit for Eashing. Having left the dual carriageway, you will soon come to a roundabout. Continue straight, in the direction of Petworth/Witley. There will follow a turning to your left and another traffic circle, where you will join the A283 in the direction of Petworth/Witley.
Pass through the towns of Witley, Chiddingfold and Northchapel. When you reach Petworth, follow signs for the A272 to Midhurst. Leaving Petworth, follow signs for the A285 to Chichester. You will pass through the villages of Duncton and Upwaltham. At the top of the steep hill coming out of Upwaltham, look out for a brown sign post. It will indicate a right turn to Goodwood Racecourse and Open Air Museum. Follow this sign, and continue on for two miles until you see a small crossroads, just before a sharp curve in the road to the left. There is a sign to Goodwood House. Turn left between two lodges at this intersection. The Sculpture Estate is one mile down this road on the left.
Travelling by train from London - approximately 1Â½ hours.
Take the Portsmouth Harbour/Bognor Regis line from Victoria Station to Barnham. A train leaves every hour, at a few minutes past the hour. The journey takes approximately an hour and forty minutes. From Barnham Station, it is a ten minute taxi ride to the Sculpture Estate.
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In February this year, the Foundation moved from its existing offices in the Founders' house to its own purpose built Foundation Centre within the woodland of the sculpture estate. The building was designed by Studio Downie Architects.
The Foundation Centre is the second building that Studio Downie Architects have worked on with the Cass Sculpture Foundation, having designed the Foundation's Visitor Gallery at Goodwood in 1994. The new Foundation Centre will enable the Foundation to give a much larger audience access to the unique and rapidly growing educational archive charting the development of twenty-first century British sculpure.