In 2019-2020 local artists, Cinderford Artspace and Gloucestershire Young Carers worked together to design and make a new sculpture called Carousel. Here are some photos for you to enjoy of the sculptures being constructed from a range of natural materials and hand made paints. The young group met weekly with local artists in the forest or back at their workshop in Cinderford to explore their themes of belonging and identity in relation to the forest landscape.

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust would like to thank the young participants and local artists Warren, Bela, Lin and other staff involved in the Carousel project for their inspiring creativity and ideas. We have loved working with you all.

“The Forest is my safe space. It’s somewhere I like to go to escape, it makes me feel at peace and happy. I feel free when I’m in the forest”