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Art Roots


Art Roots

Hazel Stone


Art Roots Grizedale was a research and development programme for a major new commissioning programme at Grizedale Forest led by Forestry Commission England. This Research & Development programme was supported by Arts Council England to develop high quality and artistically innovative feasible future works, providing opportunities for leading and emerging artists to deliver excellence in public art in a forest environment. Delivery of these works will re-establish Grizedale Forest as a centre of international excellence for art and sculpture in the environment.

Arts Roots Exhibition

2 June - 2 September 2012

The resulting exhibition Art Roots presented the work of the 9 established and emerging artists who were commissioned to produce proposals for works responding to the unique environment of Grizedale Forest for the first time. 

The 9 exhibiting artist are Jill Cole, Laura Ford, Tania Kovats, Jo Lathwood, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Charlotte McGowan-Griffin, Andrew Ranville, Andrew Sabin and Keith Wilson.  All artists in the exhibition consider the landscape, our relationship to it and interaction with it as fundamental components of their research and making. Their proposed commissions respond to many aspects of the profound heritage of Grizedale Forest.

Find out more about all the artists working with us on Future Commissions.