Forestry England Arts past projects

Our Past Projects 

Since 1968 the nation’s forests have played host to a wide range of artworks and art forms. We have partnered with a variety of organisations, artists and funding bodies to produce high-quality, authentic and inspiring artwork in our forests.

Explore our archive

Trees backlit by sunset
This audio-visual experience, invited Beechenhurst visitors to step into the forest and explore the inner world of the trees.
The Radiophonic Travel Agency at The Forest of Dean

The Radiophonic Travel Agency

The Radiophonic Travel Agency is a curated series of digital works that transports us to familiar and unfamiliar places across the globe simply through sound.
In the forest something stirred art works
In the Forest Something Stirred is an online exhibition featuring Treeline by Ruth Maclennan and Natural Error by Rodell Warner.
trees by the water's edge
A collaborative film featuring forests from across the world, coinciding with COP 26 in Glasgow.
Sphagnum moss on the forest floor with some fallen leaves
2020 - The centenary
As part of Forestry England centenary celebrations, Tony Bartholomew captures aspects of forest life in these online exhibitions.
Woman writing in a notepad by a pond
Writers Zakiya Mckenzie and Tiffany Francis-Baker tell the story of the forest from a year long residency.
Kielder Forest
A film installation by artist Amanda Loomes, revealing stories from the working forest.
Photo of Resilience Garden
For our centenary we worked with award-winning garden designer Sarah Eberle to create a garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Carol Ann Duffy
Created as part of our centenary celebrations.
Future Forest sculpture
Sculptural installations reflecting the role forests play in protecting our future environment.
Fineshood Wood The Arches gallery launch
Edwina fitzpatrick, by working with foresters, visitors to Fineshade Wood and local resources, investigated the forest as a living archive that traces human activity in relation to the landscape.
Phone taking picture of Blood from stone exhibition
Justin Carter’s exhibition Blood From Stone at Fineshade Wood was part of our two year residency programme, The Forest Is The Museum.
Theatrical captain leading a group of visitors
2017 to 2018
Burn the Curtain's interactive outdoor theatre event and exciting digital app.
Jerwood Open Forest, image copyright: Hydar Dewachi
Artists from across the UK were invited to submit bold, broad-thinking proposals which explored the potential for forests as a site for art.
People sitting on logs in the forest with VR headsets
Summer 2016
A 360 degree, virtual reality experience.
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016, copyright Faisal Azim
An exhibition of 60 exceptional environmental photographs, from a submission of 10,000 images by photographers and filmmakers from across 70 countries.
Guardians of the Areng Valley, Luke Duggleby
April to September 2015
Anoutdoor photography exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Luke Duggleby.
Cosmos sculpture
The first addition of this collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry England with the support of Arts Council England.
Living Symphonies Forest Art Works past project
Summer 2014
A remarkable new way for audiences to explore forests with their ears, as well as eyes in four English forests.
Embedded Forest Art Works past project 2012
2012 to 2013
Embedded was a composer and creative artist development programme.