Ever Garden's creator and more ways to engage
Ever Garden has been created by the artist Ever Grainger MRSS; an elected member of The Royal Society of Sculptors. It was devised as a place to set sculpture and installation within - blending the spaces of home, museum, gallery and garden.
Ever (pronounced as in the phrase 'ever and ever') has been based on the Isle of Wight since 2008. Her work often responds to both materials and the environment around her, playfully investigating and expressing artworks evolved through a dialogue between artist, matter and form.
Detail of 'Spilt Ilk' on one of the dressers inside. A collection of old cast glass jugs filled with lime cement as used in the recent conservation work repairing the chalk stone walls of the cottage.
Close up of 'The Quiverin' in the courtyard garden. Made from Corten steel, stainless steel threaded bar and nuts. Gradually throughout the season grasses and sea holly grow up between.
Another installation inside 'Cave' with jelly moulds, enamel paint, silicone, jesmonite, foam, fishing line and weights, lace, stainless steel bar forms, dipped rubber and chalk stones.
Ever Grainger studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, UCE, graduating 2003. Early work on graduation was selected for New Contemporaries and subsequent residencies were invited for New Art Gallery Walsall and Cultural City Network, Graz.
She also has an MA in (Fine Art) Photography at LCC, University of the Arts London, focussing on 'the photograph as object' graduating in 2009. Work has been added to the UAL public collection and featured in exhibitions including the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden. From a residency in 2010 with the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, work created there was added to the public collection of the National Media Museum. Although busy developing work for Ever Garden for the last three years, she was honoured to be elected a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors earlier this year.
Talk and Tours
Private booking of Ever Garden for groups of up to 20 people with a talk and guided tour from the artist. This can be customised to suit your group. Booking well in advance recommended if you have a narrow time window.
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Collect and Invest
A selection of smaller works are made available for sale in the Annexe Gallery. All works will be included in the forthcoming 'First Ever Catalogue' and can be viewed when visiting or by appointment at other times. Works can also be viewed currently online here:
A number of the Paused series stones from the current 'Shrine' installation inside the cottage were made available to raise funds for Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Bids closed at the end of Sept 2021, raising £352.12. More information about the work on the Ever Grainger website: