Heathland Artworks returns to Farnham Heath

1st July 2021

Surrey Hills Arts presents Heathland Artworks at RSPB Farnham Heath. Local emerging artists studying Craft, Fine Art and Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts have been exploring the wildlife, geology and history of the heath all year to develop a series of temporary artworks creating a circular art trail which you can download from our website.

Heathland Artworks is a perfect opportunity to get out into this beautiful landscape and see some wonderful creations. This year the exciting artworks include textile hangings, ceramic egg forms and navigation markers. Fine Art MA student Noelle Genevier creates stunning collages and is embracing the challenge of exhibiting these outdoors where they will wrap around the trees in a stunning display of image, texture and colour. Stephanie Harper is creating stunning glass discs representing droplets of sky that have fallen onto the heath and Audrey Rohde is busy building a collection of ceramic seating inspired by fleeting moments of interaction with wildlife. Each of her three stools are linked to local nature; cows, roe deer, and oyster mushrooms; symbolic of this magical connection, creating a community minded gathering space. 

This popular annual trail provides a new way to view and learn about the heath. The project has given the students an invaluable experience in preparing a proposal, presenting this to a panel, and developing the necessary skills to create and install the works.

Ali Clarke, Programme Manager for Surrey Hills Arts comments;

‘This is such a popular project where students have the freedom to experiment with ideas and materials allowing them to come up with such innovative pieces for all to enjoy throughout Summer and on through Farnham Craft Month in October.’

Heathland Artworks will be open for visitors at Farnham Heath from June 24th – 31st October and is free of charge. Parking is available at the Rural Life Living Museum, Tilford, during opening hours.