Heathland Artworks is a FREE outdoor art exhibition and a wonderful opportunity to explore Farnham Heath this autumn. From 1-30 October come and discover delightful artworks all created by local emerging artists studying Craft, Fine Art and Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. The students took inspiration from the natural beauty of the heath, exploring the wildlife, geology and history to develop a series of temporary artworks which form part of a circular art trail.
This year the trail includes artworks made from clay bricks, glass, felt, ceramic and natural materials. Glass MA Student Pratibha Mistry is interested in the unseen root architecture beneath our feet on the heath. She visualises these important underground foundations on glass panels mounted on tree trunks. Ana Maria Lopes creates simple ceramic bird forms that seem to flock and hover over the heather. For the first time an MA Contemporary Jewellery student, Yume Tanaka, has taken part and focused on the unexplainable feelings she experienced on her walks around the heath creating tiny 3D printed forms which she then felted.
Heathland Artworks provides a new way to view and learn about the heath and forms part of Farnham Craft Month, a month-long celebration of craft showcasing new talent and local craft businesses across Farnham and the surrounding area.
Ali Clarke, Programme Coordinator for Surrey Hills Arts comments;
“It is always a joy seeing how students use different crafts to respond to the heathland. This year feels an even more important time to be able to experience art outdoors, to celebrate our treasured landscapes and be part of Craft Month as Farnham is declared a World Craft City.”
Heathland Artworks is free of charge and open to visitors from 1st to 30th October. Parking is available at the Rural Life Centre, Tilford, during opening hours.
Download the Heathland Artworks trail map to show you where the artworks are located as well as detail about each one; https://www.surreyhillsarts.org/heathland-artworks-trail/