Heathland Artworks 2023 launches
28th June 2023
A TRAIL OF TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS AT RSPB FARNHAM HEATH.
23 JUNE – 29 OCTOBER. FREE.
Heathland Artworks is an annual trail around RSPB Farnham Heath to view site responsive works by students from the University for the Creative Arts. From June to October each year, you can view imaginative and experimental installations from metalwork, fine art, product design, ceramic and glass students.
The project aims to give participating students a full understanding of working on a real project. They receive a lecture and guidance on putting together a proposal to submit to a commissioner. They go on a site visit and learn about the flora and fauna of that location from the RSPB warden. Then, they carry out their research into their area of interest whether this is the bird species, the geology or history of the place. After working up drawings, technical drawings and maquettes, the students then present their proposals before a selection panel. Those selected go on to build and install the pieces on the heathland.
Heathland Artworks is a celebration of Farnham Heath. It offers a different perspective on this special landscape while informing and inspiring visitors to engage at a deeper level.
Find out more about this year’s trail here.