THE Elemental Sculpture Park in Somerford Keynes are featuring 140 works of art by 50 sculptors this year.

The sculpture exhibition sits on a 10-acre site of woodlands, ponds, gardens and meandering paths, and is known by the Hartlands family simply as ‘the Land’.

Dave Hartland, the man behind the sculpture park will also be showcasing his artwork. He revealed that he will be installing a tree made of exhaust pipes at the exhibition.

One of the highlights of the park year is the work of British sculptor Naomi Blake. Born to Jewish parents, she survived the Holocaust as a child in Auschwitz.

Much of her work focuses on her experience, though her work is principally optimistic and forward looking. It keeps alive the legacy of the six million slaughtered Jews, and promotes Naomi’s vision for a better future.

Lucy Unwin is another artist to watch out for at the park. Her work is in collections around the world and has been exhibited at the ‘On Form’ exhibition near Burford.

Her work, made with materials including steel, stone, is inspired by natural forms and the human figure. She looks at the physical power of the human body, the changing perception of the human figure and modern ideals of beauty.

Former jockey Philip Blacker’s work will also be on show. Philip was a jockey for 13 years and competed in The Grand National nine times. He retired in 1982 to concentrate full time on sculpture in his Oxfordshire studio.

Philip specialises in creating life-size bronze sculptures of horses and sporting legends. His work is well renowned and is on show at Newmarket Racecourse, amongst other places.

The gallery is open from 10.30am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm), except Tuesdays and Wednesdays when it is closed. It runs until September 30. The gallery will also be open throughout December.

Admission is £5. For more information, email or ring 07927028558.