First look at Doddington Hall’s 2020 sculpture trail

The biennial Doddington Hall sculpture trail returns this weekend, overcoming COVID-19 fears to display hundreds of pieces from across the world.

The exhibition starts on Saturday, July 25 and will run until September 6, with tickets available to buy now.

68 sculptors from around the globe have submitted their work to be featured within the hall’s estate and across the gardens.

Nicola Godden created an ‘Icarus Rising’ sculpture that is on display at the East Front of Doddington Hall’s Gardens, while John Cox demonstrated his quirky ‘Guy The Gorilla’ piece.

Icarus Rising and Guy The Gorilla in all their glory. Photo: Doddington Hall & Gardens

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, numerous social distancing measures have had to be put in place to ensure that the event could go ahead.

2m markings have been displayed across Doddington Hall, and hand sanitising stations are at all entrance and exit points.

The new rules surrounding face coverings in shops means that the farm shop, home store, country clothing store and giant store Lincoln bike shop on the Hall’s grounds will make face masks mandatory upon entrance.

Kate McGovern and David Waghorne, event curators for the sculpture trail. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

This year’s sculpture trail at Doddington Hall was curated by Kate McGovern and David Waghorne, who have selected over 400 pieces for the exhibition.

The prices of the art that goes to auction will vary from £60 to £60,000 to cater for all tastes, styles and budgets.

Take a look at some of the sculptures here:

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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