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Friends

Coach Trip to Kent: A Visit to Sculptor Jeff Lowe's Home and Studios

Saturday 8 June, 8.45am–6.45pm

Join the Friends for a visit to sculptor Jeff Lowe’s home and studios in Faversham, Kent.

Book Now £50 Friends

The Friends have been invited to visit sculptor Jeff Lowe’s home and studios in Faversham, Kent. We will be given a private artist-led tour of The Lime Works, his striking home imaginatively created from an abandoned 1930s concrete water treatment plant.

After exploring The Lime House and the adjoining studios, Jeff will show us the displays of his colourful, high-precision works in aluminium situated in the sculpture park he has created within the grounds. After lunch, kindly provided by Jeff and his wife Monica, he will then take us to nearby Faversham to view Loweworks, his recently-completed large-scale new exhibition space.

Location: Faversham, Kent. Transport: Coach provided from Cambridge. Ticket includes coach travel and lunch.

Further Information

The Friends have been invited to visit sculptor Jeff Lowe’s home and studios in Faversham, Kent. Jeff is a prolific experimental maker from small, delicate maquettes to giant walk-in steel sculptures and his work is exhibited internationally. We will be given a private artist-led tour of The Lime Works, his striking home imaginatively created from an abandoned 1930s concrete water treatment plant. It is now a highly eclectic Art Deco-inspired house containing his own sculptures and a large collection of tribal art and other architectural and artistic curiosities from all over the world.

After exploring The Lime House and the adjoining studios, Jeff will show us the displays of his colourful, high-precision works in aluminium situated in the sculpture park he has created within the grounds. After lunch, kindly provided by Jeff and his wife Monica, he will then take us to nearby Faversham to view Loweworks, his recently-completed large-scale new exhibition space.

We will travel by coach from Cambridge. Places are limited in number and are for Friends only. You can become a Friend by following the links on the website.

The coach will leave Trumpington Road coach stop Cambridge (opp the Botanic Garden) at 8.45am and make a stop at Madingley Park & Ride (off Madingley Road CB3 OEU) at 9 am where free all-day parking is available, returning around 6.45pm.

Places are limited in number and are for Friends only. If the visit becomes full, we will be running a waiting list. Please email friends@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk to join the waiting list.

About Jeff Lowe

Known for his monumental, architecturally-inspired works, Jeff Lowe’s sculpture demonstrates an intense engagement with material, surface and design. A student of ‘The New Generation’ of British sculptors that emerged in the 1960s, Lowe studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art between 1971-75, under the tutelage of famous names in British sculpture – William Tucker, Philip King and Anthony Caro. Jeff divides his year between his homes and studios in Kent and the Algarve, Portugal.

Having moved to The Lime House in 2017, this converted concrete building and workshop inspired Jeff to change his sculpture practice dramatically. He began working with curvilinear sheets of aluminium which incorporate openings, overlapping layers and dramatic use of colour. These sculptures coincided with the start of a collaboration with Cambridge master printer, Kip Gresham, to produce monoprints which have a direct relationship to his work in 3D.

Read more about Jeff Lowe at his website jeff-lowe.com

 

More about The Lime Works

In 1937, the local water company in Faversham built a water softening and purification plant consisting of two giant concrete funnels filled with lime. The design of the building was found to be flawed and it was eventually abandoned. Jeff Lowe and his wife bought the structure in 2005 and set about converting it into their home. He also created adjoining studio and workshop space The overall result has been described as a visual feast and was featured in World of Interiors.

Event organiser: John Gray and Martin Thompson

Access

Please email friends@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk if you have any access requirements.