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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Above & Below: “One Of Us On A Tricycle” by Steven Lane.
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.
Above: “Doppelganger” by Michael Joo (Pink Rocinante).
Above & Below: “Stairway” Danny Lane.
Glass and Steel
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.
Above: “Passages And Circumstances” by Jon Isherwood.
Above: “Return” by Rodney Bender.
Glass and Steel
Above: “Declination” by Tony Cragg.
Above: “I Miss You” by Awst & Walther.
Polystyrene, Jesmonite and Polyurethane
Above: “Host” by Peter Burke.
Reclaimed Copper and Corten Steel
Above: “Suns Roots II” by Phillip King.
Above: “Janus Head” by Peter Burke.
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.