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Skyspace in Kielder forestBy James Turrell

“My work is not so much about my seeing as about your seeing. There is no-one between you and your experience”, James Turrell

Visitors to Skyspace will find themselves in a circular room where the artist manipulates our normal perceptions of light and space. In daylight hours, this chamber, illuminated only by natural light through the roof opening, is a contemplative space that focuses the visitor’s attention on the sky. During the changing light conditions at dusk and dawn, the lighting system becomes active and visitors can expect to experience a rich and unforgettable display of tone and colour.

Access: The longer forest walk route to Skyspace is waymarked from Kielder Castle car park, the shorter route from the additional parking site is signposted off the C200. Although the work is wheelchair accessible, please ask the shop and ranger staff at the Castle for information and advice if vehicular access is required.

Last updated: 7th December 2017

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