Art in the Garden

On a surprisingly sunny weekend in September, local art conservator Penny Heath hosted her annual Art Garden event in the grounds of her 1930’s home in Cambridge. Sculptures, ceramics and artefacts were displayed in her charming garden, including work by local artists: Martin Thompson, Eric Marland, Mark Evans, Edward Willis, Dragan Corovic, Matthew Szekely, Cary Norman, Sarah Walton, Rob Fogell, Andrew Jones, Alan Foxley, Daphne Carnegy, Katharina Klug, Lindsay Harris, Irena Sibrijns, Barbara Leaney, Sophie MacCarthy, Karen Downing and others.

The atmosphere on Friday evening was vibrant as the “after work crowd” turned up. Enjoying a glass of prosecco as the sun went down, guests strolled through the garden. Sculptures, ceramics and artefacts were hidden amongst well-manicured flower beds, trees and a tranquil stream.

Brenda Mayo is a designer and artist living in Cambridge. Inspired by the complex cities of Venice and Istanbul in which the styles of Europe and Asia meet and merge, Brenda creates wearable sculpture and clothing. Some beautiful examples of her work were displayed on the Friday evening, and shown off to their full potential by visiting models parading in the garden.

This year the event raised funds for the Cambridgeshire Young Carers Fund , with generous donations made throughout the weekend totalling more than £2,000.

Catherine Stewart CCF trustee said “it was such a wonderful event, the garden was truly out of this world, Penny’s collection of artworks were just superb and it was lovely to catch up with friends, old and new, knowing we were supporting such a worthwhile cause”.

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