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50th Anniversary of Sculpture in the Forest at Grizedale

Grizedale Forest is famous for its outdoor sculptures. Since 1977 leading international artists have created sculpture in response to Grizedale Forest's unique environment, establishing the first collection of site-specific art in the UK. 

Now around 40 sited artworks are located across the forest, linked by the network of walking and cycling trails. The sculptures provide moments of contemplation and a special way of navigating this extraordinary landscape.

Continuing this programme for the future, as part of a wider conversation around contemporary sculpture and art in the environment, we are working with 9 artists on a major new commissioning programme which will be realised over the next few years.

Throughout the 50th Anniversary year we have planned a number of events and exhibitions please look out for these in Grizedale Events.  Come along to the forest and celebrate with us.

For more information  about the commissioning programme, exhibitions and events visit the new Grizedale Sculpture website

Dry Stone Passage. Sculpture by Richard Harris 1982. Grizedale forest


Last updated: 27th May 2018

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