PEOPLE seeking an outdoor escape this summer will have an exciting new destination to add to their map as works by leading artists like Ai Weiwei, Sir David Adjaye and Ghada Amer go on display in Oxford.

Albion Fields – a 50 acre sculpture park situated in the Little Milton conservation area, which opened for visitors on Friday – is set to be one of the art highlights in the coming months.

All 26 of the exhibited artworks are for sale, and the first exhibition presents large-scale sculptures by leading contemporary artists like Ai Weiwei, Adel Abdessemed, Vito Acconci, Ghada Amer, Kader Attia and David Adjaye.

The first installation of artworks at Albion Fields will be on view until September 25, after which, the works will be rotated twice a year.

Albion Fields was imagined by the art dealer and collector Michael Hue-Williams during lockdown, who said about the exhibition: "Walking through these beautiful grounds during lockdown, I realised I have a unique opportunity to share the experience.

"Having access to this land, combined with my numerous years of experience working with contemporary sculpture, made the decision to open an outdoor sculpture park really compelling."

Within the park are two works by Ai Weiwei: a large-scale 2013 sculpture from the Forever Bicycles series, and Sofa In Black (2011).

Elsewhere are Richard Long's Ivory Granite Line (2016), and More really shiny things that don't mean anything (2012) by Ryan Gander.

Permission to create the sculpture park was granted by South Oxfordshire District Council, and support for the project came from Sir Nicholas Serota, Lord Rothschild, Lord Vaizey, Sir Richard Long and Sir Anish Kapoor as well as the local MP John Howell.

The grounds provide unique installation sites for artworks, spanning from open vistas to secluded woodland areas and positions beside a natural lake.

Former Wantage MP, Lord Ed Vaizey said: "Albion Fields is the ideal way to enjoy art in these difficult times.

"It will enhance the local area and be a huge contribution to the cultural life of the country."

Lord Rothschild added that there is very considerable interest from the public in seeing sculpture, particularly in the countryside in southern England where there are such limited opportunities.

Albion Fields is only open Friday and Saturday, from 11am until 5pm.

Entry to the gallery and sculpture park is free of charge via the bookings system on