Ever More

Background

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 been?’) has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2003. Her practice has evolved to focus on the dual properties of ‘play’ and ‘display’, inviting touch and interaction across smaller intimate sculptures, encounters with installed displays and experiences with playful outdoor works.

installation artwork 'Spilt Ilk'

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.

wood fire with brass flames installation at Ever Garden

'Wood Turner Burner' - a fire for one of the fireplaces made from blocks of wood hewn for firewood, copper leaf gilding and brass strips as flames. Mounted on a set of gears, with a hand wheel to the front.

Ever Grainger art installation 'Cave'

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.

Visit her website for more practice information and further examples of work.

More ways to engage

Talk and Tours

Booking of Ever Garden on days closed to the public 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. For more information:

Collect and Invest

Annexe gallery with work for sale

To support the production of site-specific artworks inside the cottage and around the garden, a selection of smaller works are available to purchase in the Annexe Gallery. They can be viewed when visiting or by appointment at other times.

Charity Auction

Several of the Paused series stones from the 2021 'Shrine' installation inside the cottage were auctioned to raise funds for Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Bids closed at the end of Sept 2021. More information about the Paused stones here: