Landscape Artist of the Year filmed at Hever Castle on TV

January 09 2024 | Castle Garden

Landscape Artist of the Year featuring Hever Castle is on TV from 10th January (2024).

Presenter Stephen Mangan is joined by judge artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, the curator Kathleen Soriano and art historian Kate Bryan.

The programme features six regional heats with eight artists fighting it out for a place in the semi final.

The winner will get a £10,000 commission to create a piece of art inspired by Orkney.

The series was filmed at locations including Hever Castle, Dunnottar Castle, the harbour town of Stonehaven, Liverpool Docks, Buckler’s Hard in New Forest  and the three finalists went to the top of the Royal Opera House at night to capture images of Covent Garden.

Artists at Hever Castle spent two days filming in June 2023, capturing Hever Lake and the Loggia in art as part of the series.

The programme sees amateur artists competing as wildcard entries with one each week making it to the semi final.

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, said: “It’s always a joy to watch our beautiful country captured, but the brilliant artists who take part in Landscape Artist of the Year – and watching them all create their work – has to be one of the most relaxing, life affirming and all-round lovely TV experiences you can have. It’s a dose of mental medicine and all for free on Sky Arts.”

Landscape Artist of the Year will broadcast from Wednesday 10th January on Sky Arts, Freeview Channel 36, and Now. The episodes featuring Hever are due to be shown on 24th January and 14th February.