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Heathland Artworks returns

Heathland Artworks is now firmly established as an annual event to view fascinating artworks all inspired by the beautiful RSPB Farnham Heath.This year’s event promises to be even better.

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 artworks that are temporarily placed on Farnham Heath and incorporated into a walking trail.

This year the artworks include giant bird boxes, crocheted funghi, ceramic birds and a striking metal sculpture. There is also the added bonus of viewing ‘The House of Invisible Hands’ by sculptor Walter Bailey and a result of his research into historical Forest glassmaking locally.

Heathland Artworks is a Surrey Hills Arts project and provides a new way to view and learn about the heath. Visitors can get up close to each of the twelve artworks by following a specially created trail. 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.

Heathland Artworks is free of charge and open to visitors from June 21st – 27th October. Parking is available at the Rural Life Centre, Tilford, during opening hours.