The site at Allen Mill is over 2 hectares, it is a reclaimed industrial site with adjacent river bank and woodlands containing the remains of the old lead smelting mill. The site is being developed as an out door sculpture gallery. The first works are visible from the entrance and outside the bakery/café but as the project develops new sculpture is being sited to draw the visitor into the surrounding countryside. The site provides a variety of settings which will accommodate a wide range of works and show them to great advantage. Visitors are encouraged to follow the sculpture trail along the River East Allen from Allendale Town to Allen Mill. Current works by: Eden Jolly, Jason Mulligan, Dave Morris, Gilbert Ward .
Scroll through the gallery below or press the play button in the right hand corner to see some of the current works.
‘I am a sculptor and a sculptor's work is his statement. Sculpture cannot lie, it is an idea, material, form and structure, brought together in an object, which occupies a particular space with its presence.
When I am working for a fixed site, I try to make the piece (usually in stone) fit the place, and fitting into its landscape. One hopes that those who pause upon finding the sculpture, will come to an understanding of its meaning, and of its becoming a living part of their landscape.