On Form Sculpture Exhibition

Having had to miss the bi-annual exhibition last year due to the pandemic, Rosie Pearson (SU 1974-76)  on form, has returned to Asthall Manor this year, albeit on a smaller scale.

on form was born in 2000, when Rosie Pearson commissioned Anthony Turner to make two pumpkin-like finials for the Asthall Manor gateposts. She wanted something with character, something mysterious but welcoming. The stir that was created by the installation of these two curvaceous organic forms led Rosie and Anthony to wonder what would happen if the lovely garden at Asthall was filled with other surprising shapes in stone. More than a decade on, on form has spiralled and grown and taken on a life of its own – rather like the original sculptures.

on form unlocked runs until Monday, 31 May. It is a different experience from the traditional midsummer show, less busy, as befits the times we are living in, but as welcoming and beautiful as ever. Tickets need to be pre-booked.