Warwickshire’s Compton Verney is to open a new sculpture park within its grounds this March.

The new park will “stage a radical reinvention of the grounds”, it said, displaying modern and contemporary sculpture within the Georgian setting.

Set to be displayed is a new commission by Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti and works by Sarah Lucas, Louise Borgeouis, Helen Chadwick, Permindar Kaur, Larry Achiampong, Nicholas Deshayes and Augusts Serapinas.

The sculptures will be dispersed around the grounds, beginning at its entrance with Overgrown House (2020), a large structural outline of an overgrown house made from black galvanized steel by Permindar Kaur. Also on display is ‘Spider’, a bronze sculpture over three meters high by artist Louise Bourgeois.

The acquisition of Erika Verzutti’s Naked Venus, which will sit at the top of a lake, has been supported by Compton Verney Collection Settlement and the Henry Moore Foundation. The new site-specific work will be the first permanent sculptural work for the grounds and will become part of Compton Verney’s permanent collection.

The sculpture park, which has been supported by the Foyle Foundation, forms part of the anniversary celebrations marking 20 years since the art gallery first opened its doors to the public.

Compton Verney’s CEO Geraldine Collinge, said: “We believe Compton Verney is an extraordinary, unusual, creative experience – a place for the curious, where all are welcome to be inspired, delighted, challenged and rejuvenated”.

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