Developed as a charitable entity, the Cass Sculpture Foundation is an independent body dedicated to commissioning new work from emerging and established artists. Covering 26 acres and situated on the Goodwood Estate, the Foundation was started by Wilfred and Jeanette Cass in 1992. Each of the pieces is for sale, with all proceeds going directly to the artist. 

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One Of Us On A Tricycle by Steven Gregory_02_CASS Sulpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

 Above & Below: “One Of Us On A Tricycle” by Steven Lane.
Bronze

One Of Us On A Tricycle by Steven Gregory_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

I’d only ever been to CASS during the Winter months, so it was nice to see the 70 current sculptures in leafier surroundings this weekend.

Doppelganger by Michael Joo_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Doppelganger” by Michael Joo (Pink Rocinante). 

Stairway by Danny Lane_01_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above & Below: “Stairway” Danny Lane.
Glass and Steel

Stairway by Danny Lane_02_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Every sculpture on display is sympathetically placed within the context of the environment. The contrast and juxtaposition of the works against a rural Sussex backdrop gives many compositional opportunities.

Passages And Circumstances by Jon Isherwood_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Passages And Circumstances” by Jon Isherwood.
Pennsylvania Granite

Return by Rodney Bender_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Return” by Rodney Bender.
Glass and Steel

Declination by Tony Cragg_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Declination” by Tony Cragg.
Bronze

I Miss You by Awst & Walther_CASS Sculpture Foundation_11_© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “I Miss You” by Awst & Walther.
Polystyrene, Jesmonite and Polyurethane

'Host' by Peter Burke_CASS Sculpture Foundation © Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Host” by Peter Burke.
Reclaimed Copper and Corten Steel

Suns Roots II by Phillip King_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Suns Roots II” by Phillip King.
Painted Steel

Janus Head by Peter Burke_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Janus Head” by Peter Burke.
Steel

Whirlwind by Alex Hoda_CASS Sculpture Foundation© Harvey Mills Photography

Above: “Whirlwind” by Alex Hoda.
Polystyrene, Zinc and Steel

The Cass Sculpture Foundation is another one of those ‘hidden gems’ that benefits from being visited more than once. The pieces are constantly being changed within the grounds as new work is installed. Whilst entry is not free (Adults £12.50), you can browse and discover the art in your own time and, because it’s a Foundation, your hard-earned cash will go towards commissioning new works from emerging talent.

Best of all? Its okay to take photos! (Other non-photog-friendly sculpture parks take note!)

Images © Harvey Mills 2014

Shot on Fuji XPro-1

Harvey Mills is an award-winning professional photographer, whose portfolio is as diverse as it is extensive. Although a Winchester photographer he works across the UK and beyond, undertaking a variety of commissions, projects and assignments.