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New Sculptures for 2017

Hazel Stone

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, 2017

treefold:centre by somewhere nowhere, 2017

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 Charlie Whinney, 2017

Mountains We Made by Charlie Whinney, 2017

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

Hazel Stone

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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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016

Hazel Stone

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.

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Artists announced for Jerwood Open Forest

Hazel Stone

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.

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The second edition of major commissioning initiative Jerwood Open Forest

Hazel Stone

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.

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In the Eyes of the Animal

Hazel Stone

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.

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Eden Restored: The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq by Esme Allen, a review by Sammy Simpson

Hazel Stone

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.

 

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Guardians of the Areng Valley

Hazel Stone

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.

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