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Sculpture at Grizedale Forest

The sculptures at Grizedale Forest are managed by Forestry Commission England. The collection currently consists of around 40 permanent and temporary pieces, some of which date back to the beginning of the the programme in 1977. The collection is updated with Future Commissions, whilst others are decommissioned. We are currently working with the next generation of artists to explore the possibilities for site specific sculpture in the forest landscape.


Forest Art Works

We believe that Forest Art Works - Since 1968 England’s Public Forest Estate has played host to artworks and initiatives across artforms. We believe that woodlands and forests are vital places for contemporary artists to engage with, to make and present new work. Forest Art Works is a new partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England to support achieving great art for everyone in England's public forests. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/forestartworks for more information about Forest Art Works projects nationally. To follow us on twitter @ForestArtWorks

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Current projects

Cosmos by Semiconductor installed at Alice Holt Forest in 2014 commissioned through the first edition of Jerwood Open Forest.

Cosmos by Semiconductor installed at Alice Holt Forest in 2014 commissioned through the first edition of Jerwood Open Forest.

Jerwood Open Forest

From an excellent response of almost 500 diverse and ambitious proposals, five artists have been selected to develop proposals for a major new £30,000 commission.

Rebecca Beinart, Magz Hall, Keith Harrison, David Rickard and David Turley will each receive a £2,000 research and development fee with which to expand on the concept of their proposals, test feasibility and explore potential sites within England’s Public Forest Estate. For more details visit jerwoodopenforest.org


In the Eyes of the Animal by Marshmallow Laser Feast at AND Festival 2015 in Grizedale Forest.

In the Eyes of the Animal by Marshmallow Laser Feast at AND Festival 2015 in Grizedale Forest.

In the Eyes of the Animal

In the Eyes of the Animal by Marshmallow Laser Feast is a dreamy virtual reality experience, transporting you on an animated, sonic journey immersed in a vibrant world belonging to woodland creatures. Co-commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Forest Art Works, this critically acclaimed VR experience will be released online and for mobile on 22 July 2016, supported by The Space.

Enter this sensory 3D world from the comfort of your own home at iteota.com. Find out about further tour dates at andfestival.org.uk


The Company of Wolves at Haldon Forest Park, Devon at Halloween 2015.

The Company of Wolves at Haldon Forest Park, Devon at Halloween 2015.

The Company of Wolves

In a tiny village on the edge of distant mountains, a young girl puts on her red shoes and cloak, and heads into the forest alone, watched by unseen eyes. As the shadows lengthen, she begins to run…

Burn the Curtain's re-telling of Angela Carter's dark and mysterious tale The Company of Wolves is a promenade theatre performance for runners and walkers.  With sell out shows at Haldon Forest Park in 2015, this performance will tour to Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest, Kent this October. Find out more at burnthecurtain.co.uk