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New sculptures planned for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Date uploaded: March 6, 2015

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail has been awarded funding for a series of new artworks to be installed in 2016, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the founding of the trail.

The new commissions will continue the long-respected tradition of ambitious artworks inspired by the heritage and natural environment of the Forest of Dean. This month a shortlist of exciting early-career UK based artists have visited the forest to develop proposals for the first of the new sculptures.The shortlisted artists include Jonathan Baldock, Anne Bevan, Henry Castle and Semiconductor (artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt).

One proposal will be selected for development and revealed to the public in the summer of 2016. Further plans for temporary and permanent artworks will be announced later this year.

To develop the new artworks The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust will work closely with the Forestry Commission, and will be supported by additional investment from the Arts Council England, EsmeĢe Fairbairn Foundation and Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.

More information about the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail click here.

Echo by Annie Cattrell, 2008

Echo by Annie Cattrell, 2008