On 11 July, 2016, Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England sign a new four year partnership to expand and extend the reach of high quality, innovative artworks in England’s Forests.
The new partnership, from 2016-2020, signed at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in Gloucestershire, builds on the success of an initial Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations in 2012.
This led to the creation of the successful Forest Art Works programme. It will continue to develop cutting-edge projects and programmes to support achieving great art and culture for everyone in England’s public forests.
A film has been produced to coincide with the signing event.
Forest Art Works film credits
Forest Art Works is the partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England to support achieving great art and culture for everyone in England’s public forests.
Works in order of appearance:
Data Projector - Semiconductor, Data courtesy of ‘Phenological Eyes Network’ (PEN) UK-Japan Collaborative Project, Jerwood Open Forest
Origami Space Race – Saso Sedlacek, AND Festival 2015
9v Sound System - Owl Project, TERRA Jerwood Encounters
Cosmos – Semiconductor, Jerwood Open Forest
Where the City Can’t See - Liam Young, AND Festival 2015
Adam James, Jerwood Open Forest
Please Close the Gate - Gregory Scott-Gurner, Grizedale Sculpture
E.coli - Luke Jerram, TERRA Jerwood Encounters
Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic? (#2) – Anne-Mie Melis, TERRA Jerwood Encounters
Illuminated Forest - Charlotte McGowan-Griffin, Art Roots exhibition
Peak Simulator - Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, AND Festival 2015
Living Symphonies - James Bulley & Daniel Jones
Sentient Forest - Andrea Roe, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
Dark Star - Jonathan Anderson, TERRA Jerwood Encounters
Guardians of the Areng Valley - Luke Duggleby, Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
PSX Consultancy - Pei-Ying Lin, Dimitris Stamatis, Jasmina Weiss, Špela Petrič, Seeing the Forest Through the Trees exhibition, AND Festival 2015
Silvas Capitalis - SIMPARCH, Kielder Art & Architecture
Janus Chairs - Ryder Architecture, Kielder Art & Architecture
Love Motel for Insects – Brandon Ballengée, AND Festival 2015
Kielder Observatory - Charles Barclay Architects, Kielder Art & Architecture
In the Eyes of the Animal – Marshmallow Laser Feast, AND Festival 2015
Ringing Forest - Juan delGado, Jerwood Open Forest
Company of Wolves – Burn the Curtain
Risky Ride - Khalid Rayhan Shawmon, Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
Picnic Cinema - Eden Arts
Dawn Scarfe & Antoine Bertin - Embedded Artists in Residence
Hrafn: Conversations with Odin - Chris Watson & Iain Pate, Jerwood Open Forest
Charcoal Measure - Onya McCausland, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
Place - Magdelena Jetelova, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
Arts Council England
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
Abandon Normal Devices
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Jerwood Visual Arts
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Mid Pennine Arts
Sound and Music
Saso Sedlacek Origami Space Race, AND Festival 2015
Credits: The presentation of Origami Space Race at AND Festival 2015 is a co-production with Aksioma (SI) and was realized in the framework of Masters & Servers, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Link Art Center (IT) and d-i-n-a / The Influencers (ES).
This project was funded with support from the European Commission, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana. This project reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission can not be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there.
EU project - Republic of Slovenia / City of Ljubljana / Creative Europe
Liam Young Where the City Can't See, AND Festival 2015
Credits: Co-commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and St Helens Heart of Glass.
Marshmallow Laser Feast In the Eyes of the Animal at AND Festival 2015
Credits: Commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Works. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and
Marshmallow Laser Feast. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England.
Film footage of AND Festival 2015 courtesy of ShortForm and Signal Films.
Film footage of Kielder Water & Forest Park courtesy of Crafted Productions.
Film footage of Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail courtesy of Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust, Max McClure and Gareth Bowden.
Edited by Creative Concern.