The Chelsea Barracks
The Chelsea Barracks Sculpture Trail Winter installation has arrived
Launched in October 2022, the exhibition is taking places throughout the gardens of Chelsea Barracks is open to the public to roam, explore and admire. Visitors will encounter a curated selection of 17 pieces, all of which link to QR codes so you can discover more about the messages and meaning behind the creations as you wander. The theme of the installation is sustainability and environmentalism, and the trail features some truly remarkable sculptors. All works will be on display until the Spring.
We hope you enjoy exploring!
The sculptures selected are also in line with the wider ethos of the developmentOliver M. Hawkins
Championing British Studios
“Marshall Murray is thrilled to have curated the Chelsea Barracks Sculpture Trail Autumn installation, for which choosing where to place art was as important as the art selected. Working in collaboration with Chelsea Barracks, we have sourced artworks that will both reflect and complement the aesthetic of their surroundings. We seek to change the way people engage with space, rather than seeing art solely as an ornament. The sculptures selected are also in line with the wider ethos of the development and all explore the modern themes of conservation and environmental activism. Working alongside a team who share these values has been a pleasure”
- Oliver M. Hawkins, Director at Marshall Murray
Walter worked for years under the tutelage of David Nash, the world’s preeminent sculptor in this material. Using traditional methods and tools, Walter carves mainly English Oak and UK-grown sequoia into “celebrations of the collective intelligence of the living world”. Organic, living forms be they semi-figurative or abstracts, there is a consistent sense of motion and vitality that is apparent throughout his pieces.Read More
The Petroc Sesti’s Tree Beacon is a sculpture created from laser scans of an iconic rainforest buttress tree in Sumatra, Indonesia. To make the piece Sesti collaborated with scientists using a laser scanning technology that quantifies the amount of carbon locked in the complex system of the rainforest. Tree Beacon was launched in support of the World Land Trust on their 30th anniversary celebration in London, attended by their patron Sir David Attenborough.Read More
Paul Vanstone is a British sculptor known for his work carving sculpture from stone, the nature of the material dictating how each piece evolves. His fascination is with the hardness and light reflecting qualities of marble and how this can be transformed to portray the curvature of the human body and the delicacy and flow of covering cloth.Read More
Douglas White’s practice is rooted in the transformation of materials. His sculptures, which are often monumental in scale, have been made using a startling range of discarded or decaying materials including sacking, an octopus printed in its own ink, and dried-up cacti. Douglas White has exhibited his work internationally in numerous solo and group shows, including exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, Paris and Moscow. A graduate from the Ruskin School of Art and the Royal College of Art, White lives and works in London.Read More
Ben Barrell is the sculptor behind the bold, blue, 'Flux'. Barrell's work has been commissioned for sculpture projects all over the world and includes Monumental Sculptures for public places - Chelsea Barracks now amongst them - bespoke work for private gardens, and exquisite bronzes for interior spaces.Read More