Contemporary sculpture exhibition at Grizedale Forest

Dark Star by Jonathan Anderson. Picture: Tomas Rydin.
Dark Star by Jonathan Anderson. Picture: Tomas Rydin.

AN exhibition of contemporary sculpture that recently wowed audiences in London is now on show in the heart of Grizedale Forest.

TERRA, which was recently exhibited at the Jerwood Space in London, runs to April 29, in the forest’s Yan building and gallery spaces linked to the Café in the Forest at the Grizedale Visitor Centre.

Curator Hayley Skipper said: “The exhibition brings together artists whose work explores, or is in some way inspired by, the natural world or phenomenon and our relationship to these landscapes or events.

“Jonathan Anderson’s Dark Star, brings to mind a galactic explosion and was created using coal dust; Luke Jerram’s Tohoku Earthquake is a representation of the seismographic data from the earthquake that struck Japan last March; and the Owl Project’s Sound Lathe, creates music using traditional green wood working technology.”

Other artists whose work features in the exhibition are Edwina Fitzpatrick – who is currently completing a PhD with Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with Forestry Commission England at Grizedale Forest – with her Arboreal Laboratory and Anne-Mie Melis’ Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic?

Both represent the artist’s research-based practice and in depth work with scientists in their respective fields.

See the Lancaster Guardian (01-03-12) for full story.