The Exhibition – Let There Be Light
Beezy Bailey’s exhibition responds to the architecture, collections, gardens and history of Boughton House. Bailey has drawn on various themes and threads including the Buccleuch art collection, the florals depicted in the fabrics in the Buccleuch family portraits, the Leonardo Madonna & Child from the Buccleuch Collection, the rolling grounds of the estate as well as the architecture of and the eclectic objects housed in the Unfinished Wing, including the Chinese Pavilion.
The exhibition itself features both paintings, located within Boughton House, and new bronze sculptures placed around the gardens and landscape of the House.
About the Artist
Beezy Bailey is a South African artist who studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art, in London (1983-86). He is an artist set alight by the need to find expression for his creativity. Beezy is a multi-disciplinary artist working with paint, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. For a full biography see Everard Read.
The Exhibition Origins
The idea for an exhibition of the South African artist’s work grew from a friendship between Duke Richard, the 10th Duke of Buccleuch, and the artist. It reflects the Duke’s interest in ensuring that Boughton House continues to be the setting for lively, artistic projects that bring it vividly to life and encourage cultural exchange.
Opportunities to See
The full Let There Be Light Exhibition will be included with entry to the House and Gardens (The Great Tour) on the following dates:
- Saturday 16th April to Tuesday 19th April, 1pm -5pm
- Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May, 1pm-5pm
- Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, 1pm-5pm
There will also be opportunities to see the bronze sculptures within the Gardens, Parkland and Landscape on:
- Mondays and Tuesdays in May, 1pm-4pm
Entry to the full exhibition is included in a Great Tour – House & Gardens ticket.
Outdoor elements of the exhibition can be enjoyed with the purchase of a Gardens Ticket.