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.
Read the full Memorandum of Understanding and view a short video showcasing Forest Art Works.
This international showcase celebrates the very best in environmental photography and film.
Artists announced for the second edition of major commissioning initiative Jerwood Open, which will see new interactions between artists and forests.
Told from the viewpoint of the animal inhabitants of the forest, this 360 degree experience is a short story focusing on the life-cycle of three species.
Theatre company Burn the Curtain adapt Angela Carter’s classic tale to a promenade adventure for runners and walkers.
Discover the dynamic festival of new cinema, digital culture and art and experience the forest anew.
Guardians of the Areng Valley is a major outdoor photography exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Luke Duggleby - Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest.
Resident sound artists Antoine Bertin and Dawn Scarfe reveal their exploration and research of England's forests.
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.
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 www.kielderartandarchitecture.com
Nr. Hexham, Northumberland
The UK's First Forest for Sculpture.
Nr. Ambleside, Cumbria
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