Adrian Gray is the pioneer of stonebalancing art. He works predominantly with sculpture and photography,  exploring  the natural world of balance. He creates balancing sculptures using weathered stone ranging in size from  small tactile rocks to massive granite boulders. These sculptures can be fixed permanently in their balanced position to be installed safety in homes, gardens and commercial settings. Adrian films the initial balance and then fixes the sculpture in its new location.

He also continues to create his pioneering ephemeral  pieces,  photographing them in natural locations to capture their transient beauty. These are recorded in his book and collections of prints available in the shop.

To show live examples of his work he performs stonebalancing demonstrations where he creates new sculptures on site.

In the past 17 years Adrian’s work has evolved to include new ideas and themes, but the predominant feature remains the beauty and seemingly impossible nature of balance.

Exhibitions, events and special commissions

  • Living craft fair 2018
  • Monumental commission created from local rocks – West coast Scotland
  • Harold Hillier gardens exhibition 2018
  • RHS Rosemoor winter sculpture exhibition 2017
  • Hartlepool Waterside festival – guest artist 2017
  • Special monumental commission –  private villa in Ibiza
  • Special commission – Yala Wild Coast resort, Sri Lanka. Eight sculptures created from local boulders
  • Special monumental commission – Roughwood house
  • Harold Hillier gardens, exhibition. 2017
  •  Rococo Gardens, Painswick – solo exhibition. 2017
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 , 2016 and 2017. Awarded four gold stars and five gold stars..
  • Special monumental commission – ‘Trust in Nature’ installed at Acton House
  • Special commission -St Georges Hospital, London
  • On form 14 – exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor – Click Here
  • Bang Wallop gallery, Salcombe, 2014
  • Special commission – Ritz Carlton apartments , Singapore.
  • Chaumont International Garden Festival 2014 Click here
  • RHS 2014 Chelsea Flower Show – sculpture in the ‘First Touch’ show garden by designer Patrick Collins. Now on permanent exhibition at St George’s Hospital, London
  • Leica Gallery, Raffles Hotel, Singapore – Equipoise exhibition 2012
  • Art Trove gallery, Singapore 2012    Link
  • Hartlepool one-man show 2012
  • Quartz Sculpture Festival 2011 – Queens College, Taunton
  • Apostrophe 2011 – Artist-in-residence, Baker Street, London
  • Spring Tide Festival 2011
  • Glastonbury 2007 – A special invitation to demonstrate in the Avalon area
  • Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2009–15
  • Malt House Gallery 2010, 2011
  • Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Axevale Show 2010
  • Dorset Arts Week 2010
  • Artsfest 2007–15
  • River Cottage Fair – a regular guest at this annual fair
  • Henley Art Festival 2008
  • Guerrilla Art – Frieze 2006, 2007

Media Appearances

  • Elected to the  San Miguel rich list 2017
  • The One Show, BBC1, November 2015 – Adrian appears in the studio and in a film covering the creation of his largest-ever work, ‘Trust in Nature’, on Bodmin Moor – Click Here
  • August 2015 – Adrian creates a series of stonebalancing sculptures on the Isle of Man for a promotion by the island’s tourist board. Photography by Mikael Buck – Click Here
  • ‘Richard Wilson on the Road’ 2015 – I appear at 7:20 – Click Here
  • Grand Designs, Channel 4, September 2014 – Adrian creates a large stonebalancing sculpture for the garden of a new clifftop house in Wales – Click Here
  • 2012 Film by Roy Quek of the Art Trove Gallery, Singapore – Click Here
  • Country Tracks 2011 – Alongside presenter Jodie Kidd, Adrian discusses his work and how to create a stonebalancing sculpture Click Here
  • TV appearance 2011 – Click Here
  • BBC Coast 2010 – Featured in the award-winning programme on location at the beaches where Adrian creates his sculptures
  • ITV Daybreak
  • BBC Inside Out – Click Here
  • Spotlight
  • Blue Peter
  • NDR – Germany Sonntag 2009
  • BBC Escape to the Country

Print Features

  • Garden Design Journal
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Daily Mail [Oct 2011, Sept 2010]
  • The Independent
  • Wessex Muse
  • The Surfer’s Path
  • Dorset Magazine
  • Kindred Spirit
  • Coast Magazine
  • New Landscape
  • Footprint guide to Dorset
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