Virtual Forest of Imagination 2020

In the light of the current crisis, the Forest of Imagination team is continuing to support children, young people, schools and creative partners. In the first instance we are co-designing a digital version of Forest of Imagination throughout May-July 2020, with a different artist launched each week in collaboration with the Big Green Draw for Creativity and Wellbeing working towards a finale event on 10.10. 2020 in collaboration with TedxBath and TedCountdown and The Big Draw.

Featured Artists

Week Two

2020-05-20-11-35-05-1Jo Backhouse



Week Three

Clare Day



Week Four

Drawing Machines - Matt LeeceMatthew Leece



Week Five

Helen Lawrence    Helen Lawrence




Alison Harper

Week Six

Alison Harper



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Week Eight

Forest City    Forest City

    Jessica Palmer 



Week Nine

Creative Writing   Jo Backhouse



Andrew Amondson  Artist and Filmmaker Andrew Amondson is based in Berlin and created a series of films for Forest of Imagination’s #VirtualForest2020.

“I was in Bath last summer for the Forest of the Imagination and was so inspired that I had to come back for this year’s virtual forest. Like a Forest, we are all connected and we use our social networks to share information and inspiration. And I believe that it is our connectedness, to each other and to nature, in concert with our creativity, that will generate the answers to this climate crisis and the question of how we make a better world for us all.”





Associate Professor of Mathematics at Bristol University Alf Coles explores the mathematical and artistic creation of Mirror Mazes, Tessellations, Kaleidoscopes, Architecture and Spatial Experience alongside architect Marcus Rothnie at FCB Studios.

TedX Bath – 10 October 2020


Our lives are inter-connected like never before, creating the potential for the ideas in our local communities to be informed by global expertise, and for our global issues to be understood, measured, influenced and resolved by actions taken locally. At TEDxBath 2020 we will be seeking, exploring and sharing powerful ideas with the potential to inspire positive change, both locally and internationally. Booking and more info >

Creative Collaboration 

The Big Draw and Forest of Imagination will work with artists and organisations, encouraging them to respond to the climate crisis, through at-home re-invention, making, drawing, singing, writing and many other forms of expression. Read more about ‘A Climate of Change’.

Feed on the Forest…

Listen to Sir Nick Serota talking to me about creativity in schools and how @ace_national might help through the #CreativityExchange https://www.creativityexchange.org.uk/ideas-hub/why-creativity-matters1
Watch out for news of Creativity Collaboratives this week!

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%? | The Week UK https://www.theweek.co.uk/higher-education/952745/why-is-the-government-planning-to-cut-arts-education-funding-by-50

Children are Place-Makers 💚https://www.contemporaryartsociety.org/resources/cas-consultancy-talk-children-place-makers-1-april-2021/ @ContempArtSoc @CCCIBathSpa @forestimaginatn @AndrewAmondson @CambridgeCandI @mayfieldcambs

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