Sculpture exhibition transforms Bangor's Walled Garden for month of June

The annual showcase will see art and nature collide with a wide array of works creating a unique experience for visitors

'Charged Caryatid' by Owen Crawford – winner of last year’s ForM Sculpture Exhibition

Bangor Castle’s Walled Garden will be turned into an eclectic art gallery throughout the month of June as it becomes home to an exhibition of beautiful sculptures.

Inspired by the garden, the sculptures will give visitors the opportunity to see art in a different context. The serenity and beauty of the garden will be enhanced by the sculptures, making a visit to this exhibition a real escape.

Some of the works are of large scale and complement the setting whilst other subtler works will need to be sought out of the greenery. Visitors can witness art and nature collide in this unique garden experience.

Opening on Saturday June 2, the exhibition will showcase works from an array of talented artists.

Walled Garden Sculptures

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts Officer, Patricia Hamilton said; 'The ForM Sculpture Exhibition provides the opportunity for artists to challenge themselves to create work for a unique environment and be inspired by the stunning setting of Bangor Castle Walled Garden.

'The exhibition, which is open to all, especially creates an excellent opportunity for our local artists, some of whom are starting out on their artistic careers, to exhibit alongside established artists.'

Free to visit, with some of the sculpture available to buy, the exhibition will be open until June 24. Visitors can pick up a map and brochure in the garden's coffee shop, and vote on their favourites to help shape the outcome of this year's annual ForM Sculpture Competition.

So step inside the stunning space at Bangor Castle and start your journey of discovery…

Walled Garden Sculptures

The Walled Garden is open from 10am – 8pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am – 6pm at weekends and Bank Holidays.