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Join the team! We are recruiting two new posts

Applications for both posts are now closed It’s an exciting time to join the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust as we embark on a new three-year ‘Forest Look Out’ commissioning programme which will see eight new Forest based-sculpture commissions and a new public events programme that will engage thousands of people over the next three [...]

Rainbow Forest pop up den-making event

A multi-coloured spectacle on the Sculpture Trail On Wednesday 24th August, we held a one-off pop up art event on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. Rainbow Forest was commissioned as part of the Trail’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year. We used an eco-friendly, natural paint to cover hundreds of branches and sticks in [...]

New sculpture: Sentient Forest by Andrea Roe

Andrea Roe Sentient Forest Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets 15 April 2016 – 14 April 2017 Open by 8am daily Artist Andrea Roe reveals the unseen communication between trees in the artwork, Sentient Forest, a temporary commission by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in collaboration with Forestry Commission England. [...]

New artwork on the way by Onya McCausland

Charcoal Measure Onya McCausland, From 15th March 2016 Charcoal Measure is a line of charcoal on the forest path that draws attention to the scale of the underground coal excavations, 1000ft below the surface. The work may be viewed on the Trail from Tuesday 15th March 2016. Handle Gently, Onya McCausland 2015 We are also delighted [...]

Timber and Charcoal from the Giant’s Chair to be distributed

Forestry Commission England in partnership with Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail will give away timber cut offs from the remains of Place on 23-24thJanuary 2016, 10am - 4pm by the Container-a-Cafe at Beechenhurst. The wood will be available for free on a first come first served basis as long as supplies of the left over [...]

Farewell to the Giant’s Chair

There's been widespread coverage of our plans to decommission Place on local news sites and on BBC Online.  A bat survey is currently being carried out, so there are no specific plans replace the artwork. But we do have an exciting series of new commissions coming soon in 2016 that will be sited in new [...]

New landmark sculptures planned for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust is delighted to announce we have been awarded funding for a series of new artworks. We will be working closely with the Forestry Commission to oversee the new additions to the Trail. The Trust has also won additional investment from the Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Gloucestershire [...]