Spring Fair Chainsaw Sculpture Bidding Page
4th March - 8th April Free
It’s simple to make a sealed bid for one of the two timber sculptures being carved at the Isle of Wight Spring Art & Garden Fair on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of April 2023.
Just use the ticketing section below to add your details, choose the sculpture and place a bid. Simply change the ticket quantity to 1 (from 0) to allow you to fill out the required information. Change the the ticket quantity to 2 to make a bid for each sculpture.
You can choose to bid for the following sculptures:
- The Sea Eagle carved by Paul Sivell
- The XXXXX carved by Ollie Adams.
Your bid will be treated as a private non-disclosed sealed bid until the time of the public auction at 3.30pm on Saturday 8th April which will take place at the carving location.
Proceeds of the sculpture auction are being donated to Northwood House Charitable Trust to contribute to ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs of Northwood Park on behalf of the local community.
The auction /bidding process:
The highest sealed bid received will become the starting bid at the auction and if no higher bids are received your bid will win the auction, so long as its higher than any reserve that the sculptors have placed on each piece in order to give it a sensible value.
If you are present at the time of the auction, you can also increase you bid in person if you wish to.
If you are the winner of the auction and are not present at the time, you will be contacted on the day and asked to make payment prior to collection within 24 hours.
Payment will be made to Northwood House Charitable Trust by BACS, card or cash.
You will be responsible for organising the collection of the sculpture at your own cost as soon as practically possible.
Good luck and happy bidding!
Terms and conditions:
- Your bid is not retractable and is binding.
- By making a sealed bid you agree to purchase the sculpture at the price you bid for it if you are the highest bidder at the end of the auction (subject to the reserve being met).
- Do not bid if you are unable to pay the sum you bid.
- You agree to the auction and bidding process as listed above.
- You understand that you cannot collect the sculpture until payment has been fully received by Northwood House Charitable Trust and until that time the sculpture remains the property of the charity.
Meet the sculptors:
Paul is a self-taught wood sculptor based on the Isle of Wight. Most of his common working media are condemned, dead or dying trees, particularly those that are gnarled, twisted or misshapen and have no economic value. Although his working methods are noisy and fuel consuming, he considers himself to be an environmental artist as he creates art by recycling trees that would often otherwise end up in landfill. The majority of Paul’s work is site specific with themes that are inspired by nature, local traditions and mythology.
Paul career background is in forestry, arboriculture and countryside management, but he started experimenting with wood sculpture about 30 years ago. However, it wasn’t until 15 years ago that he made his first public sculptures. The demand for his work has increased steadily since this time with both public and private commissions. Paul has worked throughout the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland, and has also undertaken commissions in Europe, America and Southern Turkey.
Ollie is currently based in Bath, but originally lived on the Isle of Wight prior to taking a BA in Fine Art at the
He has been chainsaw carving since 2007.