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Bronze Oak Grove brings interactive, contemporary sculpture to Kensington Gardens this summer. It’s an artwork you can walk around, sit on and interact with; a place to relax, think and play.

Located in the North Flower Walk in Kensington Gardens, Bronze Oak Grove is a monumental installation of nine identical bronze tree stumps arranged in a circle to represent an ancient oak grove.

Artist duo Rob and Nick Carter were inspired to create Bronze Oak Grove by the work of Jacob de Gheyn II (1565–1629), a contemporary of Rembrandt during the Dutch golden age. Bronze Oak Grove brings De Gheyn’s masterful botanical drawing ‘The heavy trunk of an oak, sawn off horizontally above its roots’ (1600) into three dimensions in the 21st century, using advanced 3D scanning, printing and centrifugal bronze casting.

Events

We’ve got an exciting summer of events to help visitors bring art to life and explore Bronze Oak Grove.

Upcoming events

4 August, 3pm – Tree Tales with Vanessa Woolf
4 August, 5pm – Tree Tales with Vanessa Woolf
25 August, 3pm – Tree Tales with Vanessa Woolf
25 August, 5pm – Tree Tales with Vanessa Woolf

About the artists

Internationally acclaimed artist duo Rob and Nick Carter have been collaborating for over 20 years. They have the distinction of being the only living artists to show a work at the Frick Museum, New York.

Their work is housed in the collections of:

  • Mauritshuis, The Hague
  • Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • David Roberts Foundation, London
  • Städel Museum, Frankfurt
  • Fondation Custodia, Paris
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