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New Landmark Sculpture by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

Internationally acclaimed artist, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is to make a major new sculpture for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, entitled Cusp.  Commissioned by Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust, a registered charity, in partnership with Forestry Commission England, the sculpture is due for completion in late Spring 2018. Acclaimed artist, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva with her model [...]

New faces join the team!

The Board of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust is delighted to welcome some new freelance staff members to the team as we embark on an ambitious new era of sculpture commissions and events. Our Project Director, Cathy Mager explains: Cathy Mager, Project Director with sculptor David Nash "The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust [...]

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 [...]

Sculpture Trail hosts national Arts Council and Forestry Commission event

A new four year partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley visited the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail on 11th July to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission that will bring engaging artworks to England’s public forests for the next four years. The new partnership [...]

Henry Castle Installs Coal Measure Giants

New sculpture installed featuring 300 million year old fossils It has been an exciting week on the Sculpture Trail as Henry Castle nears the completion of his new sculpture Coal Measure Giants. Coal Measure Giants brings to the surface aspects of what lies hidden beneath the Forest’s surface. Exploring the geological, industrial and sociological aspects of [...]

New commission by Pomona Zipser

Pomona Zipser appointed to deliver new permanent Trail artwork Pomona Zipser has been selected to create a permanent artwork for  the Sculpture Trail, due to be launched in Summer 2016. Zipser is a  Germany-based Romanian artist. This is her first major sculpture on UK soil and it will further boost the Trail’s international profile.  Pomona Zipser [...]

“Charcoal Measure” by Onya McCausland

New piece “Charcoal Measure” by Onya McCausland “Charcoal Measure” uses charcoal made from the decommission of "Place" compressed into a series of black trenches scored into the ground. The work enables visitors to the Sculpture Trail to trace the locations of hidden coal excavations that exist 1000ft under foot. Artist Onya McCausland worked closely [...]