Forest Art Works

Forestry Commission England's contemporary art offer

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 partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England to support achieving great art for everyone in England's public forests.

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What's On:


The Hunting of the Snark and Snarkhunter 

Outdoor promenade theatre performance and exciting digital app

Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread

Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread commissioned to mark 100 years of forestry  

Earth Photo

Photography and film touring exhibition documenting the earth in its diversity

The Arches

Hosting The Forest Is The Museum artist in residence programme at Fineshade Wood

Grizedale Forest Sculpture

 Discover the UK's first forest for sculpture

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Visit the sculpture trail and take part in its event programme

Cosmos by Semiconductor 

Discover Semiconductor's first public sculpture at Alice Holt Forest

The Dream by Jaume Plensa

Visit the imposing sculpture at Sutton Manor Community Woodland

Search for Forest Art Works at a forest

Arts Council England partnership
Ongoing arts partnerships