Cirencester Park is the new setting for Nic Fiddian-Green’s striking Still Water, 2019, a 16ft high piece of hand-beaten copper in the shape of a horse’s head. Situated at the brow of the 6-mile Broad Avenue that runs the length of the Park, the sculpture is open to view for all visitors.
Nic Fiddian-Green is Britain’s most accomplished equestrian sculptor recognised around the world for his large representations of the horse as well as more intimate forms. On loan from Sladmore Gallery, London, Still Water, 2019 reflects Cirencester Park’s affinity with, and long-standing love for, horses. Fittingly, the sculpture is in place ahead of Cirencester Park Horse Trials on 24th, 25th and 26th March, adding a striking feature to the cross-country vistas.
Still Water, 2019 is a unique piece made by hand beating copper panels over a fibreglass form. Its form replicates the original 33ft bronze version located at Hyde Park Corner in London, which provides a quiet contrast and a moment of contemplation just a few minutes from Oxford Street. Having been recently displayed in Italy, the Bathurst Family are delighted to welcome Still Water, 2019 to Cirencester Park.
Lord Apsley of The Bathurst Estate, said:
‘’We feel privileged to welcome this stunning piece by Nic to Cirencester. The horse is an important part of the history and tradition of the Park; Still Water, 2019 will be a fitting way to celebrate this heritage and share it with our visitors. It comes at an exciting time for Cirencester Park with the opening of The Old Kennels restaurant and café this Easter.”
Lord Bathurst said:
“We are delighted that Still Water, 2019 will sit at the high point of the Broad Avenue so that it comes into view as you approach on foot; it is a great reminder of the Park’s historical design as a place with long-reaching vistas culminating at points of interest – from parish churches to follies and now this striking sculpture. We hope visitors will enjoy discovering it.’’ Keep up to date with Cirencester Park’s events, Mansion Tours and activities over the Spring and Summer on social media or via the website BathurstEstate.co.uk