12th September - Artists Talk at 2.30pm in the Exhibition space behind the Cafe, with refreshments afterwards at the Yan.Read More
Open call for inaugural Grizedale Residency opportunity at Grizedale Forest in collaboration with the Royal Society of Sculptors
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - 1st March 2019 at 5pm
Fully funded 6 week summer residency opportunity with thanks to the generous support from the Brian Mercer Trust is now open for applications.
This opportunity is for emerging artists based in the North West and will culminate in a showcase exhibition at the end of the residency.
For more information and how to apply please follow the link https://grizedaleresidency.artopps.co.uk/
A surreal, strange thing...a naive action of human nature, and how they take resources & use them to fufill desires...so this is a reflection of that analogy.
Another exciting week in the forest as Charlie Whinney installs his new piece 'Wood for Trees', the latest edition to the forest sculpture collection at Grizedale Forest Park. It's great to be working with so many talented artists based in Cumbria, see more of Charlie's work here early next year and if you can't make it, the creation of this piece has been filmed by the BBC and will be shown as part of a new series in spring 2018.
Grizedale Sculpture is delighted to announce two new sculptures for 2017, inspired by and created from the cultural landscape of the Lake District.
treefold:centre by somewhere-nowhere, poet Harriet Fraser and and photographer Rob Fraser, is an invitation to pause with a single aspen tree in the forest landscape. Created from reclaimed stone using traditional dry stone walling techniques, treefold:centre is carved with poetry and has through-stones that double up as seats. The entrance is aligned with the position of the rising sun on midsummer’s day and an aspen will be planted within the walls in February 2018.
This installation coincides with the exhibition The Long View at Grizedale Forest, charting the artists' encounters with seven remarkable trees in Cumbria through poetry and photography.
Mountains We Made by Cumbria-based artist Charlie Whinney has been specially commissioned by Forestry Commission England, Lakes Culture and Lakes Alive in response to the new World Heritage inscription for the Lake District National Park as a ‘cultural landscape’.
A series of ten steam bent sections of wood take the form of the ten highest peaks in the Lake District, using oak sustainably sourced from Grizedale Forest. Mountains We Made is currently touring to a number of venues and arts events including Brockhole, Lakes Alive and will be returning to Grizedale to become part of the permanent collection in January 2018.
ATKINS CIWEM ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016
3 September 2016 - 1 January 2017
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 presents a shortlist of 60 exceptional environmental photographs, from a submission of ten thousand images by photographers and filmmakers from across seventy countries. The exhibition will be on show at Royal Geographical Society, before touring to Grizedale Forest, supported for the fourth year by Forestry Commission England.
The photographs and films reflect the urgent environmental and social concerns that surround us today. Topics include recent natural catastrophes induced by the changing climate, the effects of population growth on the urban environment, and the resourceful ways in which the human race is preserving the earth’s biodiversity.
The exhibition at Grizedale Forest will be accompanied by a portfolio showcase by Pedram Yazdani, winner of the Forestry Commission England People Nature and Economy Award 2016.
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Ever wondered what it's like to be an animal in the forest? This July, Abandon Normal Devices will release online the critically acclaimed In the Eyes of the Animal, a unique 360 degree experience created by immersive experience studio Marshmallow Laser Feast.Read More
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 prize winners were announced on 28th June in a ceremony presented by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE.Read More
The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 presents a shortlist of 60 exceptional environmental photographs, from a submission of approximately ten thousand images by photographers and filmmakers from across seventy countries.The exhibition will be on show at Royal Geographical Society, before touring to Grizedale Forest, supported for the fourth year by Forestry Commission England.Read More
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.
Closing date for entries: 5pm Monday 1 February 2016
Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry Commission England announce the second edition of Jerwood Open Forest, an exceptional opportunity for visual artists to propose ideas for a major new £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England’s Public Forest Estate, supported by Arts Council England.Read More
As part of the AND Festival 2015 at Grizedale Forest, creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast were commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Forestry Commission England to create a stunning immersive experience in the forest.Read More
In this exhibition the main theme is people's relationship with nature and how the environment moulds people's lives. This exhibition displays the close bonds between people and the environment that they live in and utilise, showing the close bond the people of the Mesopotamian Marshes in Iraq have with their surroundings and the way they work with the marsh to make a living and to create a life from the marsh and its resources.
This year's winner of the Forestry Commission Exhibition Award is Esme Allen for her series Eden Restored: The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq.Read More
Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes present a new body of work at Grizedale Forest as part of the Lakes Ignite complementary programme of arts events.Read More
The Forestry Commission’s Grizedale Forest in Cumbria is now hosting an award-winning photography exhibition, where visitors will be able to walk amongst the trees to see “Guardians of the Areng Valley”, Luke Duggleby’s stunning photographs taken in the forests of Cambodia.Read More