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

Pomona Zipser

We’re very pleased to welcome Pomona to the Trail. Her unique practice will bring another perspective to the Trail, offering new ways to experience and engage with the Forest of Dean’s spectacular landscape.” said Andrew Stonyer, Chair, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust.

Zipser commented, “Like all the other artists on the Trail,  everyone’s reaction and connection to the site is completely  different. For me, I must have personal contact with the people who  live and work in the area: the community around the project is very  important. My work is based on these relationships.”

Zipser was born in Romania and moved to Germany in 1970. Her practice encompasses painting, lithography, illustrations, draughting, and sculpture. She studied painting at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, and sculpture at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. She taught wood and ceramics at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 1994-99, and lectured in sculpture, drawing and art appreciation at the Freien Akademie für Kunst in Berlin from 1995-2006. In 1997 she was a lecturer at the Thuringian Summer Academy Bohlen and in 2004/2005 at the Berlin-Weissensee Art Academy for Spatial Design

The project is being managed in close partnership with the Forestry  Commission and is the first in a series of four artworks planned for  the Trail following investment from Arts Council England, Esmée  Fairbairn Foundation and Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.

Press enquiries please contact Cathy Mager, Project Manager,  

cathy@forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk