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 [...]

A Sense of Place

We’re proud to share our new film A Sense of Place, that tells the story of the Giant’s Chair and features stunning aerial photography of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail as you’ve never seen it before. This month artist Onya McCausland with the support of local charcoal burners will transform this iconic sculpture into [...]

New investment awarded by respected local organisations

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail is delighted to receive funding from two historic and prestigious local organisations; The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire Charitable Trust and the Lydney-based Watts Group. The funding will support new artworks arriving on the Trail in 2016.           Image: (Left) Andrew Stonyer, Chair of Forest of [...]

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 [...]

Henry Castle wins major commission for Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Henry Castle has been selected to develop a major new artwork for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. The new work is due to be completed and open to the public in early summer 2016. “Henry is a young artist who creates highly original sculptures that respond to their specific locations. He uses a process [...]

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 [...]