The Sculpture Park in Churt, Surrey is the largest and most eclectic sculpture exhibition in the world, with over 300 renowned and emerging artists showcasing 600 modern and contemporary sculptures displayed within 10 acres of stunning landscaped gardens.
Striking Places and Charlie Powell, curator of the park, met over the course of several months to discuss the best use of Google Street View Trusted. The vibrant, wild, natural setting provided the perfect backdrop for the display of sculpture but makes for a pretty tricky user journey.
The key challenges to The Sculpture Park virtual tour project were just the sheer size of the park, and obviously that the vast majority is outdoors. This meant sensitivity to weather and light changes. There was also lots of careful consideration over which areas of the park to shoot. We wanted the sculpture park virtual tour to capture the sense of the park without giving too much away. It was crucial to give a real flavour of the place without detracting from the experience of wandering round there in person. Always dedicated to a high quality end product and never ones for a rush job, the Striking Places team took several visits before we were satisfied.
We love the finished product! Take a look for yourself at The Sculpture Park virtual tour. See if you can find the office nestled in amongst the winding wooded paths like some enchanted cottage.
We are also very excited about a possible phase two of the project that plans to not only extend the tour, but to also add some additional virtual walkthrough elements, still in the discussion phase.
Charlie Powell | Curator | The Sculpture Park
“Striking Places produced a high quality virtual tour at a fantastic rate. Our initial Google Street View tour gives people a real taster of what our Sculpture Park is about and we will soon be developing this original Sculpture Park virtual tour with Striking Places to be even bigger and better.”
#Interesting Fact No 19: The Sculpture Park is also a great location for a photo shoot. Striking Places used the park as a backdrop for a fashion shoot of Chrysalis Couture collection by Jemima Taylor.