The Sense of Here exhibition will be open in the galleries of Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, throughout autumn 2020. The exhibition offers a reflection on place through multiple lenses, considering natural ecosystems as well as human cultures: the interface between people and their environment, and the choices ahead of us. The work we’re sharing offers insights from our own body-felt sense of place, through all seasons, day and night; from the opinions of experts in specialist areas of research and practice that impacts the environment; and from more than 200 people who have contributed to the Data of the Heart collection.
Works on show will include photographic images, poetry, 3D sculpture and maps. There’ll be a range of hand-printed monochrome photographs, created using a wet-emulsion process; large scale digital colour images; hand written books and poetry; and hand-drawn maps. We will also be sharing maps of sentiment, created with computer analysts from Lancaster University.
A word of caution. This exhibition embraces, rather than shies away from, complexity: acknowledging the many elements of landscape and human values, and offering a diversity of voices. It sits within the broader context of the current challenges of mitigating climate change, and adapting to severe weather events, and reversing a trend of biodiversity decline.
Join us online
Virtual Exhibition Launch: Online, October 6th – From 6.30 – 7.30 – an introductory film and virtual tour of the exhibition followed by a live Q&A with us. This event is being jointly organised by Grizedale Forest and the Royal Geographical Society. The event is free – and we hoped to be joined by people from all over the world – but booking is essential.
Visit the exhibition in Cumbria
Visit the Grizedale Sculpture website here. The exhibition is open during Visitor Centre opening hours, every day from 10am-1pm and 1.45pm-4pm. There is no need to book your visit to the gallery.