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Lovers of fine art and cultural experiences are in for a real treat when planning a visit to London during the coming weeks.
The Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park in the heart of the English capital is offering a stunning attraction that lovers of in-site sculpture are sure to find enticing, with brilliant pieces on display to capture the imagination of all that enter .
It is an attraction that offers a true treat for the senses and resides against the backdrop of the beautiful Regent’s Park, which brings a sense of grandeur and a unique feel to the exploration of the exhibitions in the wide outside spaces for visitors that head along.
Things to see and do at Frieze Art Fair – Sculpture Park
Organised by Regent Park’s Frieze Art Fair and with individual exhibits chosen for display by programme director at Yorkshire Sculpture Park Clare Lilley, the event is a showpiece of outstanding sculptural exhibits that entice guests into exploring the space around them and thinking more deeply about the interplay between objects and their setting.
Now in its third year, the changing face of Sculpture Park is being supported by a free-to-download app that visitors can enjoy. It includes a free audio guide, narrated by Ms Lilley, that offers valuable insights for anyone hoping to learn more about the processes behind individual pieces and the reasons for their inclusion in this thought-provoking exhibition.
More than that, families visiting Sculpture Park this year are also being given the chance to engage with the exhibition in a new way, delivered through the support of Deutsche Bank’s global youth engagement programme, Born to Be.
The 2015 Family Guide offers the chance for children and their parents to interact and engage with the sculptures in a unique way, gathering insight into the individual exhibits and the wildlife that surrounds them.
Many great works of public interest
There truly are some spectacular pieces on display as part of the Sculpture Park showcase, produced by artists from around the world and covering the full gamut of sculptural disciplines being showcased at the venue at present.
Here is a full breakdown of the artists and their works for visitors to enjoy:
- Aaron Angell (Show Chew 2015)
- Carol Bove (Open Screen 2014)
- Tony Cragg (Contradiction 2014)
- Leo Fitzmaurice (Litter 2015)
- Seung-taek Lee (Earth Play 1978-89)
- Haroon Mirza collaboration with Mattia Bosco (Standing Stones – Solar Symphony 8 2015)
- Pre-Ekoi (Anthropomorphic Monolith 11th-14th century)
- Kathleen Ryan (More is More Snake Ring 2015)
- Anri Sala (To Each His Own (In Bridges) 2015)
- Richard Serra (Lock 1967-77)
- Conrad Shawcross (The Dappled Light of the Sun IV 2015)
- Dominique Stroobant (La Sfera Schiacciata III 200)
- Takis (Signal 1985)
- William Turnbull (Large Female Figure 1991)
- Gary Webb (Dreamy Bathroom 2014)
- Jesse Wine (Let me entertain you 2015)
Each artist has been chosen for the special interplay that their work has with the surrounding landscape and for the impact it is likely to have on those that view and experience it.
Some examples of the deep thinking that has gone into organising the exhibition includes the work of Conrad Shawcross and his exhibit that takes the form of a tetrahedral tree-like sculpture that blurs the boundaries between nature and man’s ability to imagine and create.
Meanwhile, Seung-taek Lee’s monumental balloon model of the Earth gives visitors a sense of the fleeting nature of life and everything around us, as the inflatable sculpture slowly deflates during the course of the exhibition.
Each of the exhibits are world-class pieces of art in their own right and it is therefore a true honour for the visitors to Regent’s Park to be able to view this exhibition for nothing and to take in the many outstanding works in a manner that is unlike any other.
Start and end for Frieze Art Fair – Sculpture Park
Having welcomed its first visitors on October 13th 2015, the Sculpture Park exhibition is scheduled to remain open to the public until January 10th 2016.
It forms part of an ever-changing calendar of fine art exhibitions and events at Frieze Art Fair that lovers of culture will not want to miss. Established in 2003, the award-winning project provides gallery space for both up-and-coming and renowned artists, as well as offering events steeped in culture throughout the year.
Full details of upcoming events and the many fantastic cultural sights and experiences on offer at this popular London attraction are available via the official site for Frieze London.
Underground travel options for visitors to Frieze Art Fair – Sculpture Park
Anyone hoping to reduce the stress of travelling around London might like to make use of the English capital’s world-renowned Underground network. A far-reaching public transport to rival any major city on the planet, the Tube extends to all parts of the city and offers swift and easy journeys for all its users.
Regent’s Park is also one of the best-connected attractions of London, being nestled in its heart, and there are therefore quite a variety of Underground travel options open to those planning a visit to the area, such as:
- Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
- Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)
- Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Euston (Northern and Victoria lines)
- Mornington Crescent (Northern line)
- Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines)
- Paddington Underground (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines)
- St John’s Wood (Jubilee line)
In addition, anyone planning to travel to Regent’s Park from further afield can make use of several nearby overground rail facilities, including the famous London Marylebone, London Euston and London Paddington stations.
Full details of all public transport options to this busy part of the English capital – as well as service timetables, station opening times and more – can be found by visiting the official website of Transport for London.
Where to park near Frieze Art Fair – Sculpture Park
Meanwhile, anyone hoping to hire a car and travel by road during their visit to London might like to make use of the extensive parking options that can be found in the vicinity of Regent’s Park.
Here are just some of the many parking options for drivers in the area:
- George Mews Car Park (0.7 miles, 15 minutes’ travel on foot)
- Westminster City Car Parks (0.7 miles, 15 minutes)
- Q-Park Church Street (1.2 miles, 23 minutes)
- Chiltern Car Park (0.6 miles, 11 minutes)
- Q-Park Marylebone (0.5 miles, 11 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Portland Place (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Regent’s Park (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
- Clipstone Car Park (0.6 miles, 12 minutes)
- Stanhope Street Car Park (0.5 miles, 11 minutes)
- Woodhall Car Park (0.7 miles, 13 minutes)
- Arlington Road Car Park (1.2 miles, 24 minutes)
- Underhill Street Car Park (1.3 miles, 25 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Crawford Street (0.9 miles, 18 minutes)
- Portman Square Car Park (one mile, 20 minutes)
However, motorists should remember that traffic volumes throughout London can be high throughout both the day and night, especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours.
It therefore pays for individuals planning to travel by car to organise their journeys in advance. This means planning routes to avoid areas that are likely to be highly congested and pre-booking parking prior to departure, as spaces can be limited in many areas of the city.
Other nearby attractions for visitors to enjoy
Visitors to London have at their fingertips some of the finest attractions to be found anywhere in the world, with a vast array of great things to see and do down every side street that travellers take the time to explore.
Indeed, it is not just the exquisite and enticing sculptures of Frieze Art Fair that make Regent’s Park a glorious place to visit. The park is also renowned for its glorious rose gardens, exemplary outdoor sporting facilities and the Open Air Theatre, as well as being home to London Zoo, Primrose Hill and the country’s largest collection of free-to-roam waterfowl and more than 100 species of wild birds.
All of these attractions are near by Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel and combine to make Regent’s Park a truly wonderful place to explore for visitors to the English capital.
Moreover, the area in the vicinity of the park is also jam-packed with many great things for visitors to get up to during their stay, with some top picks including:
- Madame Tussauds London (0.4 miles, seven minutes’ travel time via public transport/on foot)
- The Sherlock Holmes Museum (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
- The British Museum (1.8 miles, 20 minutes)
- Handel & Hendrix in London (1.3 miles, 13 minutes)
- Keats House (3.1 miles, 15 minutes)
- National Portrait Gallery (2.1 miles, 14 minutes)
- Riflemaker (1.5 miles, 12 minutes)
- Jewish Museum London (1.2 miles, six minutes)
- Hunterian Museum (3.1 miles, 21 minutes)
- National Trust – 2 Willow Road (3.2 miles, 15 minutes)
- Pollock’s Toy Museum (1.4 miles, 15 minutes)
- Camley Street Natural Park (two miles, 18 minutes)
- The Foundling Museum (1.9 miles, 20 minutes)
- Emslie Horniman Pleasance (3.3 miles, 27 minutes)
- Kentish Town City Farm (3.1 miles, 31 minutes)
- Freud Museum London (2.9 miles, 23 minutes)
- Grant Museum of Zoology (1.4 miles, 11 minutes)
- Sir John Soane’s Museum (3.4 miles, 20 minutes)
- Charles Dickens Museum (2.2 miles, 23 minutes)
- Hyde Park (two miles, 21 minutes)