Kenny Hunter makes elegant sculptures in many materials including wood, plastic, iron and bronze. He remains fascinated by the processes involved in making sculpture in the studio and the power that they have to transform materials in order to express his complex and vivid ideas on historical time.
The Singing of Swans showcases two works by the sculptor in the grounds of Paxton House, the mid eighteenth century mansion designed by John Adam.
The giant Black Swan is sited at the back of the house overlooking the River Tweed. A deer, Like Water in Water, is, for the first time, installed in a pond so that water flows from a wound in its shoulder, as the artist originally intended.
There are opportunities to meet the sculptor during the summer.
The exhibition is accompanied by workshops for families, young people and school groups. These are looking at the works themselves, experimenting with modelling materials and exploring the legends associated with black swans and how they are echoed in the history of the house. The music and story of Swan Lake will be incorporated in a multimedia response to the installation.