Forestry England Arts past projects

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

Woman writing in a notepad by a pond
Telling the story of our nation's forests.
Kielder Forest
A film installation by artist Amanda Loomes, revealing stories from the working forest.
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
Innovative photography competition aiming to stimulate conversations about our world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both.
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.
figure with lantern at night surrounded by fairy lights
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
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.
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.
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
The Radiophonic Travel Agency at The Forest of Dean
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