Ever Garden

A place for visitors to discover contemporary sculpture and site-specific art installed throughout an 18th century cottage and garden in Brighstone village, on the Isle of Wight, UK.

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Ever Sculpture Garden artwork of garden forks

Sculpture in the Garden

Outdoor sculpture set amongst the plants in a number of garden zones. Art specially created to integrate with the grounds and planting. Responding to the built fabric of the cottage and the history of the garden as a source of sustenance and pleasure.

Cottage in the past with Edith Trickett in front of door

The History of a Listed Cottage

A chalk stone cottage with a clay peg tile roof dating back on maps to 1810. Full of original features such as the stairs-in-a-cupboard and exposed wooden beamed ceilings. Complete with information on the history of the family who lived there for over 100 years.

Inside view of art installed at the cottage

Art Installed Inside

Inside, artwork is installed in the downstairs rooms on the shelves, and in and around the hand-built dressers and original furniture. Made using materials found at the cottage or the locality and often responding to its past use as domestic rural village home.

Location:

Ever Garden is located in the centre of Brighstone Village on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. Five minutes drive from the beaches of Compton and Brook.

To make more of your visit, the village centre has a thatched newsagent and cafe, a large village store, a pub with dining and a village museum in a row of thatched National Trust cottages.

Who Ever:

The artist's hand with a chalk stone sculpture

Ever Garden has been created by the artist Ever Grainger. Grainger has a history of undertaking residencies and working with archives and heritage as both curator and artist. Her work has often responded to the environment around her, investigating and expressing artworks evolved through a dialogue between artist, matter and form.

 

Artwork 'The Quiverin' at Ever Sculpture Garden with plants in flower

She has a workshop nearby where she creates the larger outdoor work for the garden at Ever. Materials that Grainger has been working most recently for this project include stainless and corten steels, oak and ash, local chalk and iron stone, silicone, sand, soft fabrics, glass and mirror - and plants! For more information visit her website: www.evergrainger.com

When Ever?

Ever Garden will be opening from Spring 2021.

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