The Animal Art Fair Spring Exhibition opens this Sunday 17th May

A collection of beautiful paintings and sculptures by the UK’s leading animal artists at Stody Lodge Gardens near Holt

This Sunday 17th May, the doors of a specially designed exhibition marquee on the lawn of Stody Lodge near Holt will open to the general public. Stunning oils, watercolours, drawings and table top sculptures by fifteen of the UK’s leading animal artists will be on display for everyone to enjoy.

From pop art representations of African animals, traditional watercolours of British game, dramatic contemporary racing images or delightful pencil drawings capturing the character of a much-loved Norfolk terrier, there will be something to suit everyone’s taste and pocket.

The Animal Art Fair Spring Exhibition will run from 17th to 25th May 2015 (open daily 1pm - 5pm excluding Monday 18th and Saturday 23rd May.)

Since 3rd May, Stody Lodge’s celebrated rhododendron and azalea gardens have played host to over twenty five life size sculptures as part of the Animal Art Fair Sculpture Gardens. Visitors have been able to follow winding pathways under canopies of rhododendron blooms to discover beautiful life size pieces within the different areas of Stody Lodge's 14-acre garden. The Animal Art Fair Sculpture Gardens exhibition is open to the public 1pm – 5pm every Sunday in May plus 1pm – 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.

Kate MacNicol of Stody Lodge Gardens, said: “We are really delighted to have secured this wonderful art exhibition for Norfolk.  We have had a fantastic response to the Animal Art Fair Sculpture Gardens with record visitor numbers and we are very excited about the fun and enjoyment that the Spring Exhibition itself will bring.”

Jamie Polk, Founder and Director of the Animal Art Fair, said: “Holding our Spring Exhibition within Stody Lodge’s exceptional gardens is a perfect fit for us: beautiful art in beautiful surroundings. The artists we have selected to take part in the exhibition offer something for everyone and we are delighted to be introducing some of the UK’s leading animal artists to this very special county.”

Exhibiting artists include Guy Allen, Ashley Boone, Lucy Boydell, Kate Denton, Bruce Little, Ian Edwards, Matt Falle, Tom Hiscocks, Michelle McCullagh and Jamie Wild.

Entrance £5 (children under 12 free).

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