Allen Jones will be creating a specially commissioned work as part of a strong British contingent, including Marc Quinn, Tony Cragg and Bill Woodrow, amongst the artists displaying more than 20 monumental sculptures at the 'Beyond Limits' exhibition at Chatsworth ( - Tony Cragg, 'Declination' from this year's show plus archive pictures)

Running for six weeks from 9 September to 27 October 2013, Beyond Limits will display the best in contemporary sculpture from around the world with artists including Jaume Plensa, Manolo Valdés, Mario Merz, Juan Muñoz and a magnificent pavilion by Thomas Heatherwick, designer of London's Olympic Cauldron. 

Spread out across Peak District estate's 105-acre garden, this year's 'Beyond Limits' exhibits are notable for their range of materials - from the traditional, such as bronze and stone, to fibre-glass, aluminium, steel and acrylic. The diversity of these international artists' works represents some of the most original monumental sculpture being made today.

The Duke of Devonshire said: "I'm particularly looking forward to seeing the new work by Allen Jones. We have long been admirers and collectors of Allen's work and a few years ago we commissioned him to create what became his 'Déjeuner sur l'Herbe' sculpture, which is one of the garden's highlights."

Exhibits will be on display from 11am-6pm every day at no extra charge beyond normal garden admission (

Commenting on this year's exhibition, which is curated by Sotheby's, Alexander Platon, Head of Private Sales, Europe, said: "This is an exciting time for monumental sculpture. The market for these dramatic outdoor works of art is becoming increasingly global, with buyers from Asia, Russia and the Middle East now collecting in this sphere. There is no better setting in the world than the historic gardens of Chatsworth, where, this year, we are delighted to showcase a stellar group of works by some of the world's leading contemporary sculptors."


Notes to editors:
1. Over the past 15 years the Chatsworth House Trust and the Devonshire family have continued to purchase and commission contemporary sculpture for public display. In 2011 the award-winning artist Laura Ellen Bacon from Darley Dale in Derbyshire created a new work titled 'Forms of Growth' made from Somerset willow. Works by Dame Elisabeth Frink, Angela Conner, Barry Flanagan, David Nash, Gary Breeze and Allen Jones can be found throughout the garden and park.
2. 'Modern Makers' (18 Sept - 23 Dec) - For the first time contemporary applied art will be shown in the New Gallery. Makers including Joseph Walsh, Maisie Broadhead and Junko Mori will create furniture, ceramics, metalwork and textiles to deliver a fresh take on Chatsworth's State Rooms.
3. Emma McGuire: 'XXXX' (11 July - 8 Nov 2013) - A new exhibition of abstracted photographic images by the young British artist Emma McGuire inspired by her time immersed within New York's cage-fighter subculture.
4. 'Renaissance to Roccoco: Designs for the Luxury Arts' (3 Aug - 8 Nov 2013). This set of a dozen drawings will show designs for interiors and luxury goods by artists from Holbein to Watteau. Particularly strong is a group of metalwork designs by the Italian Renaissance artist, Giulio Romano, a pupil of Raphael.
5. The Chatsworth House Trust is an independent charity (no 511149) set up by the 
11th Duke of Devonshire in 1981, to ensure the long-term survival of Chatsworth for the benefit of the public.  All admission and event income from visitors, together with a percentage of income from shops and restaurants, goes directly to this Trust, and can only be spent on the upkeep and improvement of the house, collections, garden, farmyard and park.

Chatsworth is 16 miles from the MI, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links.

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