Dominic Welch oversees the installation of “Rising Form” a piece created specifically for Messums Wiltshire. This is the largest bronze cast to date by Dominic, and comes from his ongoing exploration of Paleolithic interests and timeless forms.
MJ Abbott sculpt the amphitheatre and bank to east of the barn. 20 years ago this was a farm yard dumping ground!
Building work on the Stiff and Trevillian designed free standing Pod at that north of the barn. This will house office and cafe bar.
So with planning permission granted, the works begin in earnest at Place farm in advance of 24 September opening.
We were joined today by Bridget McCrum, Dominic Welch and Steve Russell to install and shoot works at the barn.
A June visit to Dartmoor and the studio of Dominic Welch yields some serious work on a scale that was unexpected.
Dominic’s sculptures have a totemic sense to them in any event, but seeing them in the raw production and the battle that goes on between maker and material reminds you what a challenge and feat each piece can be.
Interestingly the lines on the large disk are drawn on very swiftly and with an assured hand. They they are beautiful in their own right, but prove to be markers for the next stage of carving.
We look forward to seeing the finished results this Autumn of this year.
3rd December – 5th February 2017
Messums Wiltshire is delighted to announce the second exhibition in their programme of three shows examining the Human Form, through the medium of dance, sculpture and sound. Commencing this series of exhibitions in November with the performance of Conceal | Reveal by Russell Maliphant’s internationally renowned contemporary dance group, the final exploration in this series will be Inside | Outside, the UK premier of the sound installation, Song of the Human, by the English composer Pete M Wyer, opening on 11 February, 2017.
The exhibition, Deformation | Transformation opened on the 3 December brings together 3 British sculptors who explore the human condition in our contemporary society.