Following the launch of its newest contemporary art installation by artist Juliette Losq, 'Umbraculum', Sewerby Hall and Gardens have announced more private viewings.
The viewings with curator Janice Smith will be on the 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th July, and must be booked in advance. They will be for groups of six, or two households, on Wednesdays and Fridays and are 'prior reservation' only.
They can be booked at the Welcome Centre at Sewerby Hall either in person or by calling (01262) 673769. Standard admission charges apply.
Visitors can immerse themselves in this layered paper-based installation which draws inspiration from the gardens and heritage of Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Juliette's approach of watercolour and ink of paper captures the curiosity of viewers to explore the details hidden in the installation.
Juliette Losq said: "Umbraculum is a large-scale, walkthrough, ink and watercolour on paper installation. Its layered form is inspired by the Telorama, or paper peepshow - an eighteenth and nineteenth century optical device and parlour entertainment - whilst also referencing the pergola found in the gardens of Sewerby Hall.
"The drawn and painted imagery imagines the gardens at a future stage of ruination, with their formal, cultivated structures being reclaimed by nature."
Juliette is a British award-winning contemporary artist currently based in London. Her work seeks to explore how we interact with the natural world, experimenting with complexity and scale.
Internationally recognised, her work can be found in leading collections including the Saatchi Collection, All Visual Arts London Collection, Newnham College Cambridge Collection, and Newhall Women's Art Collection.
Janice Smith, curator of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: "We are delighted that Umbraculum will take its place at the venue this July, as visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the curiosity of this installation, especially with its details hidden in the work."
Running alongside the live installation is a young person's creative writing competition, for those aged up to 16, to respond creatively to the installation. The chosen piece will be awarded a framed print from the artist alongside a professionally printed version of their creative writing. All other entries will be featured online as responses to the artwork.
For more information about Sewerby Hall and Gardens, please visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk