Sense of Here Exhibition

October 1 – December 13, 2020
Grizedale Forest

Online launch: October 6, 2020

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 charts. 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.

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.

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 free event is being jointly organised by Grizedale Forest and the Royal Geographical Society. Book your place and follow the instructions on the page to tune in.

Making notes before dawn on the warmest February day on record.
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