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Forest Art Works

We believe that Forest Art Works

Since 1968 England’s Public Forest Estate has played host to artworks and initiatives across artforms. We believe that woodlands and forests are vital places for contemporary artists to engage with, to make and present new work.

Forest Art Works is a new partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England to support achieving great art for everyone in England's public forests.

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AND festival returns to GrizedaleAND Festival returns to Grizedale Forest 

Discover the dynamic festival of new cinema, digital culture and art and experience the forest anew.

Enviromental Photographer image courtesy of Risky Ride, Khalid RayhanGuardians of the Areng Valley

Guardians of the Areng Valley is a major outdoor photography exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Luke Duggleby - Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest.

Jerwood ForestJerwood Open Forest

Semiconductor and Chris Watson collaborating with producer Iain Pate have been awarded two major commissions through the inaugural Jerwood Open Forest initiative.


Resident sound artists Antoine Bertin and Dawn Scarfe reveal their exploration and research of England's forests.

Living SymphoniesLiving Symphonies 

A remarkable new way for audiences to explore forests with their ears as well as eyes in four English forests during summer 2014. Composed by Daniel Jones and James Bulley.

Hoang Long:Fishing net checkAtkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 

This international showcase celebrates the very best in environmental photography and film.

Discover art in the forest

If you are interested in exploring art and architecture in the forest landscape why not visit one of our flagship sites?

Kielder Art & Architecture

Unique architecture programme in Europe's largest plantation forest
Nr. Hexham, Northumberland 

Grizedale Forest

The UK's First Forest for Sculpture.
Nr. Ambleside, Cumbria 

The Dream

Award winning landmark sculpture by Jaume Plensa
Sutton Manor, St.Helens, Merseyside

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

World renowned Sculpture Trail.
Nr. Coleford, Gloucestershire 

FermynWoods Contemporary Art

Commissioning site-specific Artists in Residence, Installations and Interventions.
Nr. Kettering in Northamptonshire 

Stour Valley Arts

Inspirational artworks, events and education programmes in Kings Wood.
Nr. Ashford, Kent

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