Recycling Incentive Scheme Offers

South Hill Park's Recycling Incentive Scheme Offers We are delighted to support Bracknell Forest Recycling Incentive Scheme by offering reduced pricing using your points. Cinema ticket offer - Recycling Incentive Scheme members receive South Hill Park members price on...

Interview with Blackeyed Theatre’s Adrian McDougall on Frankenstein

Associate Theatre Company Blackeyed Theatre bring a revival of their 'masterfully constructed' (The Stage) production of Frankenstein to the Wilde Theatre from Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jan. We had a chat with  Artistic Director Adrian McDougall to find out more about this...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Directed by Sophie Earle Come and audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb from 6.30pm. Call backs are on Thu 17 Feb. Auditions will be in individual time slots. Please contact...

South Hill Park Ambassadors

We were thrilled to host our first South Hill Park ambassador meeting on Mon 6 Dec. The scheme was launched to encourage better community engagement with South Hill Park Arts Centre and help us as a charity to learn from community representatives about how we can...

Mayoral visit of current art exhibitions at South Hill Park

We were delighted to host Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Annie Baughan, and the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Cllr Ash Merry to meet for a coffee and to enjoy Jan Gaska’s solo exhibition Returning with a New Approach at the Atrium and Balcony Gallery. Gaska was a Printmaker...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Salome by Oscar Wilde

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phil Tomlin, on Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec at 7.30pm. There is nothing to prepare but audition pieces and character info are available on request. Script available on request....

Interview with SESSIONS Set and Costume Designer

Ahead of Paines Plough’s latest touring show SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick coming to South Hill Park on Wed 27 Oct, the company took a few moments to speak with the show’s designer, Anna Reid, to find out about her work, what it takes to create the look of a Paines...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Fri 8 Oct Join us for a walk or tai-chi session in South Hill Park's beautiful grounds, Bracknell. Tai Chi: 11am-12noon Walk: 12.30-13.15pm Join us for an optional tea or coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about local mental health...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s next production Road

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...

Shrek 2022 Auditions

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...



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Gateway is a collaborative project between Bracknell Forest Council and South Hill Park Arts Centre. It seeks to facilitate the delivery of excellent art to public spaces, while breaking down perceived elitism within the arts with community engagement, participation and communication.
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The Winner!

South Hill Park’s Mirror Gallery recently showcased maquettes, designs and videos of five artists shortlisted for a public art commission at Bracknell’s transport hub. Artists included Tim Ward, Tim Shutter, Michael Dan Archer, Samuel Zealey and Charlie Whinney.

The Public were invited to vote for their favourite piece. Nearly 900 people voted over the two month period and it can now be announced that the winner was Samuel Zealey whose work was described by voters as ‘original’ ‘striking’ and ‘pioneering’. His piece is looking to be installed at Bracknell’s transport hub this Autumn.

Samuel Zealey

“I am so thrilled to have been voted the winner for the Bracknell Public Art Commission and I look forward to working with the fantastic team at South Hill Park and Bracknell Forest Council on workshops and the sculpture project at hand. I think it is important to make thought-provoking public sculpture that deals with ideas that are refreshing and current in the 21st century. I would just like to say a quick thank you to all that voted for this piece to become a reality and I hope that the sculpture will be warmly accepted by the Bracknell community.” – Samuel Zealey

About the Design

The artist’s design Precarious Protrusion sees a layered infrastructure emerging from a bedrock, which appears to reside at ‘tipping point’. With references to a recognisable, well-loved family game, the sculpture is as playful and familiar as it is beautiful. The design relates to Bracknell primarily through regeneration – the idea of progress (the continuous building of the structure) and a tipping point, leading to a new process of building. The layers represent a visual history as it starts with archaic materials representing Bracknell’s prehistoric human occupation (e.g granite and other stones) and develops systematically through the layers to newer materials higher in the structure such copper, steel, aluminium and hardened glass.

About the Artist

Samuel Zealey graduated from an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2012 . He is now a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and produces both fine art Sculpture and Public Art.

Recent public art commissions include Helix in Spitalfields, London. Zealey won the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize in 2013, was shortlisted for The FACK! West London Art Prize, won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises and was nominated for Berlin Projects in association with The Art Factory Gallery and the Catlin Art Guide 2012. Zealey has exhibited with the Saatchi Gallery, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, High House Gallery, 20 Hoxton Square Gallery, Hannah Barry Gallery and has had a solo show at Tim Sheward Project. His work is collected nationally and internationally.

What’s Next…

Missed Out! MOLE workshops

Samuel Zealey will be leading, alongside South Hill Park’s Missed Out! team, visual art workshops with over 400 children from local schools in a week of workshops this July.


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