The Trust and the Forestry Commission continue to work together to maintain and develop the Sculpture Trail.
2008 begins with a scoop for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail - on Saturday 5th January Open Country will be featuring the trail on Radio 4.
Don’t forget to listen, and tell all your friends too!
Sat 6.10 - 6.35am
Thurs 1.30 - 2.00pm (rpt)
New commission - artist appointed
Artist Annie Cattrell has been commissioned to create a new permanent artwork for the Sculpture Trail. This new work is to commemorate the untimely death of our founder, Jeremy Rees and also to celebrate 21 years of the Trails existence.
Annie currently has work in a group show at the V&A in London. In their new gallery, Annies work demonstrates her commitment to exploring complex details of structures and light.
Navigating the Sculpture Trail….
Traditional walking maps are sold by the Forestry Commission and are available for only £1 at the Beechenhurst Lodge Cafe and other tourist information points in the Forest. We are also interested in other ways of discovering the trail. Two new approaches are now available to online users- we have MP3 narrative walks, developed by artist Duncan Speakman with local children and we have a link here to a Geocaching route. (Please note this site is outside the responsibility of the Sculpture Trust). Geocaching uses satellite navigation systems to locate a cache and this particular walk uses clues near sculptures on the trail to harvest the co-ordinates.
Audio-works on mp3 players that take you on a walk with a difference - listening to journeys written by local young people in response to their visits to the Sculpture Trail. Not documentation but audio-theatre - a fascinating experience. These soundwalks were commissioned by Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and created by pupils of Heywood School and Forest View school working with audio artist Duncan Speakman.
link to download MP3 files, simply transfer to your MP3 player, ipod or mobile phone before you leave home. The walk lasts around 40mins and begins at Beechenhurst Lodge.