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.
Spectre (detail) 2016 Andrea Gregson
5th July - 31st August 2019
Grizedale has a long history of industry, everything from iron smelting, tanneries, swill making, charcoal burning, bobbin-making and gunpowder production. For this exhibition, Andrea Gregson considers the landscape as a relic of past production, where natural materials have been transformed through industrial processes.
23rd May - 29th September 2019
I make and draw animals as I see them – no myth, no fairytale – animals that share the earth.
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.
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.