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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Free Giant’s Chair Charcoal drawing workshops: 23rd -24th January 2016

Join local artist Rachel Shilston and experiment with charcoal made from the Giant's Chair (Place by Magdalena Jetelova) in this fantastic drawing workshop. Suitable for children and all ages welcome, materials and paper provided. This is a drop in activity taking place 12noon-3pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January. At the Beechenhurst Lodge shop. Container-a-Cafe [...]

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 [...]