Oeuvre (Guinea Fowl) at Great Brampton House, Hereford

Down Stairs, a new contemporary art gallery for Herefordshire, has opened at Great Brampton House.

The gallery’s inaugural exhibition is Heartlands, a collection of work by 14 established and emerging artists, working in different mediums but united by their interest in the countryside and its relationship with British national identity.

Appearing in the grounds at Great Brampton House will be Gavin Turk’s internationally-acclaimed Oeuvre (Guinea Fowl), the last in his giant birds’ eggs series.

The house’s new owner Martin Miller will also present Metromorphosis, six of his own new sculptural installations located in the gallery and grounds, which explore the value of wit, sarcasm and wordplay.

The exhibition runs until July 31, 12 noon - 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday, and by appointment. For more details visit the website