Internationally renowned sculpture Richard Harris returns to Grizedale Forest for new exhibition Being Here.
Being Here offers visitors to the forest the opportunity to experience Harris’ unique and thought-provoking sculpture, pairing photography from his installations at Grizedale and across the globe alongside original designs and drawings, as well as the opportunity to view the forest’s sculptures in situ almost 45 years after their creation.
A physical sculpture, Birch Dome, is also in place within the forest’s exhibition space, marking the first time this piece has been displayed indoors.
Harris was the very first artist to install artworks within Grizedale, helping create the UK’s first forest for sculpture in 1977 and creating a legacy continued by leading international artists through to the present day. His work contains strong connections to both natural and human landscapes through the relationship of architectural structure with natural shapes and material, including a traditional Lakeland drystone wall for Dry Stone Passage (1982).