The Heartstone Fund has been set up in memory of Lendon Scantlebury to encourage young people to make the transition to professional artist, through mentoring, teaching and funding materials and studio space.

Lendon had already taken five artists, Jenny, Kira, Molly, Ollie and Tom, on a journey from their first expressions of talent to becoming confident artists with bright futures.

Lendon's partner in life and art, Dawn Benson, has now taken on the responsibility to fund future developments through continuing the exhibitions that she and Lendon started, and by the sales of handicrafts, cards... and cake!

Read the press release about The Heartstone Fund Launch here

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Oxford Mail 30 May 2017

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Lendon Scantlebury - Sculpture in the Vineyard

Our first exhibition will in Bampton at WestOx Arts Gallery and also in 2 beautiful gardens just down the road where you can see outdoor sculpture in a garden setting.

The show runs from 3rd to 25th June at WestOx Arts Gallery with outdoor space at Cobbles Garden in Bampton. The final day of the exhibition has been timed to coincide with Bampton Hidden Gardens when more than 25 of the most beautiful gardens in Oxfordshire will open their doors to the public.

WestOx Arts Gallery, Bampton OX18 2JH
Exhibition Opening Times:
Saturday 3rd - Sunday 25th June
11.30am – 4.30pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
2 – 4pm Sundays
Gardens Open Sunday 25th June 2-6pm

As part of Wantage Festival, there will be a weekend exhibition at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis 30 June - 2 July from 12 noon until 7pm each day.

Heartstone Arts will be holding a second exhibition from 15th to 23rd July at Maddle Farm, Lambourn which will also support Riding for the Disabled. This will be a large exhibition taking over several acres of garden and the indoor riding school featuring art to suit all tastes from massive metal sculptures outdoors to tiny felted animals and laser crafted gold rings.

Click to download the PDF of our flyer of our Bampton show

We are also selling handicrafts, cards and cake to raise money for the Fund. These hand-knitted cardigans will be on sale at our Bampton exhibition along with cards by Bryony Allison.