Installations & artworks

The Creative Forest

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The Global Forest

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The Living Forest

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The Eden Forest

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Kingston Parade

An outdoor making space where we will create an abstract, multicoloured ‘forest’ by installing ‘a thousand trees’ – mixing real living species with extraordinary imagined trees and forest installations made from reclaimed material. 

by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Grant Associates & Herman Miller

Bower Bird Nest
by Carpenter Oak & Woodland

The Enchanted Forestscape (Sounds of Madagascar)
by Martyn Ware (Illustrious)

Immerse yourself in an imaginary 3D soundscape (in the Bower Bird Nest) based on the authentic sounds of the Madagascan forests. Listen to the birds in the canopy, the unique wildlife of the jungle and the animals and insects scurrying around the invisible forest floor.

Tree Artworks 

The Story Tree – Clare Day
Will-o’-the-Wisp Tree – Joshua Roughley (IMO, Bath Spa Uni)
Fruit Tree – Matthew Leece
Tyntesfield Honesty Tree – 
Jessica Palmer
Merlin’s Tree – Bunny
The Nurse Tree – Karen Myskiw
Rose Tree – Alison Harper

Colerne Old School Playgroup
St Michael’s Junior School
St Saviours Infant School
Batheaston Primary School
St Andrew’s Primary School
Marksbury Primary School
The Greenhouse School
Swainswick School
Twerton Infant School and Nursery
Beacon Rise Primary School
Free Rangers Forest School Nursery
The Royal High School Bath
Youth Forum
Mentoring Plus

Abbey Churchyard

The Global Forest invites imagination about important international forests we may never have the chance to visit.

The Three Baobabs – Guardians of the Madagascar Forests
by Grant Associates & Designs in air

Adansonia grandidieri
Adansonia rubrostipa
Adansonia madagasacariensis

Baobabs are extraordinary trees that are in great danger of dying out. Forest of Imagination would like everyone to be inspired by these magnificent species and all the creatures that coexist in their environment and help to conserve their unique home in Madagascar.

Discover more about baobab trees!

Forests of the World
by Ruth Thorp

Stand on the acorn (which marks the start of the Cotswold Way) and discover where local and global forests are in relation to this point.

Friends Meeting House

Edwina's Forest Creatures

House of Imagination

A programme of free creative workshops led by professional artists.

Forest of Imagination 2014 – 2016

An exhibition of drawings and images from Forest of Imagination 2014 – 2016.

Bristol Zoo Information Point

Learn more about Bristol Zoo’s conservation projects in Madagascar and around the globe.

Abbey Green

Housed in the branches of the spectacular Oriental Plane tree is a sound and sculpture installation inspired by nature in the city and the curious species of Madagascar.

The Paper Menagerie
by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio

A bird’s eye view of forests – drawing on the idea that birds can see many more colours than humans, Cabinet of Curiosity have created a paper menagerie of lemurs, Malagasan giant chameleons, and the humble pigeon –  wonder at these animals and birds through a bird’s eye.

The Enchanted Forestscape (Sounds of Madagascar)
by Martyn Ware (Illustrious)

Immerse yourself in an imaginary 3D soundscape based on the authentic sounds of the Madagascan forests. Listen to the birds in the canopy, the unique wildlife of the jungle and the animals and insects scurrying around the invisible forest floor.

Portals - Gateways to the Forest of Imagination

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Forest Eyes illustrations
by Perry Harris

Find the portals dotted around the Forest of Imagination site. For every portal printed, a tree was planted for Tree’s 4 Africa in Lesotho, Africa.

Bath Abbey

Beneath the tall pillars and canopy of the fan-vaulted ceiling sense the heavenly paradise offered to us in the Forest of Eden and the call to see creation as a gift to all, to be cared for.

iMigration
by Anthony Head

iMigration is a large-scale sculpture, a swarm of colourful paper butterflies, spanning 10 metres and suspended eight metres up in the air inside Bath Abbey. The first impression for the audience is of a single group, a swarm of creatures that appear to be the same. Closer inspection reveals that each butterfly is unique, with its own digital genetic code and individual wing pattern influenced by random mutations.

iMigration explores themes of migration, diversity and individuality. In the swarm each butterfly features colour and patterns designed with computational methods: procedural textures, the fractal mathematics of nature. The butterflies will move gently in the air currents that fill the Abbey as if travelling on a migration. In today’s world of human migration and its reporting, it’s easy to forget how unique each person is, to reduce people to anonymous groups, stereotypes, or just numbers. iMigration asks you to seek the individual stories, the human beings in a world saturated by ‘mass’ media reporting, statistics and the digital consumption of news.

The Enchanted Forestscape (Sounds of Madagascar)
by Martyn Ware (Illustrious)

Immerse yourself in an imaginary 3D soundscape based on the authentic sounds of the Madagascan forests. Listen to the birds in the canopy, the unique wildlife of the jungle and the animals and insects scurrying around the invisible forest floor.