events & exhibitions at GRIZEDALE FOREST THIS SEASON
In addition to the sculpture collection, Grizedale Forest plays host to exhibitions, performances and events. See below for more information about current and upcoming events and exhibitions. See images of Past Events and exhibitions at Grizedale Forest and Plan your Visit to find information about other events happening at Grizedale Forest.
2nd March - 2nd June 2019
The Bursary Awards are given annually by the Royal Society of Sculptors to a small group of talented early career sculptors of any age or nationality, with or without formal training and working in any style of media. The Awards are designed to support sculptors in the transition from study to professional practice.
Ruben Salgado Escudero Solar Portraits
22nd March – 12th May 2019
Denis Okiror (30) began using solar lights at his barbershop in Kayunga two years ago, he says most of his customers prefer to visit him in the evening. Electricity is a rare luxury in Uganda. The portrait was set up using solar lights as the only source of illumination.
The Tree Charter Pole was carved by Simon Clements in 2017 with poetry by Harriet Fraser to represent each of the 10 Principles set out in the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. It was installed along the Millwood Trail here at Grizedale.
RUUP by Birgit Õigus a co-commission between Forestry Commission England and Lakes Alive Festival. Celebrating 50 years of Art in the Forest. This piece is one of the integral pieces to be installed at Grizedale as part of the 50th Anniversary programme.
Earth Photo is an innovative new international photography competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society. The project reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through our complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography.
Photography has a profound national and international influence and that a picture is worth a thousand words; images continue to influence public understanding of the world around us and convey meaning and emotion beyond the barriers of language.
Earth Photo’s main objective is to reveal the story behind the pictures: informing, entertaining and engaging audiences of all kinds and encouraging conversations to begin about their subjects. Earth Photo will enable the viewer not only to appreciate a single or group sequence of images, but also to understand the ‘back story’ to a picture.
This new piece of artwork, entitled ‘Mountains We Made’ by Cumbria-based artist Charlie Whinney, has been specially commissioned by The Forestry Commission England, Lakes Culture and Lakes Alive in response to the new World Heritage inscription for the Lake District National Park. The designation was for its ‘cultural landscape’.
Mountains We Made is created from a series of ten steam bent sections of wood. The oak for the sculpture has been sustainably sourced from Grizedale Forest in the Lake District. The sculpture is designed for people to walk along. The wooden sections are inspired by and echo the forms ofthe ten highest peaks in the Lake District. Embedded with words that are taken from Lake District maps, viewers are encourage to follow the pathway through this new cultural landscape. 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.
somewhere-nowhere (Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser)
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. treefold:centre is one of three treefolds in Cumbria which have been built to mark the creation of a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People. The words carved into the three treefolds link to form a full poem. This fixed point acts as an enduring marker in the ever changing forest landscape.