Group of people in period costume
Burn the Curtain, The Hunting of the Snark, 2018. Image copyright: Theo Moye

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 of past projects below.

Past projects

Theatrical captain leading a group of visitors
2017 to 2018
Burn the Curtain's interactive outdoor theatre event and exciting digital app.
Ruben Salgado, Escudero, Solar Portraits 01
2018
Innovative photography competition aiming to stimulate conversations about our world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both.
Jerwood Open Forest, image copyright: Hydar Dewachi
2017
Artists from across the UK were invited to submit bold, broad-thinking proposals which explored the potential for forests as a site for art.
figure with lantern at night surrounded by fairy lights
2016
Burn the Curtain's imaginative retelling of Angela Carter's dark and mysterious tale, The Company of Wolves.
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
2016
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
A major new outdoor photography exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Luke Duggleby.
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.