The gardens of this English stately home are now a sculpture park

White Cube installs its first outdoor sculpture show on the grounds of Arley Hall in Cheshire

Cheshire’s Arley Hall has handed the keys to its grounds over to White Cube gallery, which has transformed the stately gardens into an outdoor sculpture show.

Work by the likes of Isamu Noguchi and Tracey Emin now dots the manicured lawns and groves of the 190-year-old home. Arley Hall’s gardens are even older than the house, designed and refined over 270 years by the Ashbrook family.

White Cube has installed artworks across the estate’s eight acres, as well as its arboretum and ponds. It’s the gallery’s first outdoor sculpture show, spanning 20 pieces – some of which, such as Noguchi’s Play Sculpture or Virginia Overton’s Chime, invite interaction.

Others are purposefully incongruous, with Mona Hatoum’s brain-like Inside Out sitting in the middle of a grove of trees and one of Antony Gormley’s sculptural figures perched atop a brick wall.

The sculptures are on show at Arley Hall until 29 August 2022.

Cerith Wyn Evans and Rachel Kneebone. Photography: © Theo Christelis / White Cube
Antony Gormley. Photography: © Theo Christelis / White Cube
Tracey Emin. Photography: © Theo Christelis / White Cube

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