Oct 27, 2018 – April 22, 2019
Curated by Liz Ritson
Coal Forest will see the site transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in our museum and colliery heritage buildings.
Neon lungs glow in the heart of the colliery ventilation system. A plainsong chant leads to a kaleidoscopic vision of coal; past, present and future. A curious, tree-like figure has taken root in front of the blacksmith’s forge. An unearthly stag is disturbed as he grazes in the depths of the mine. Extraordinary and ancient insects creep through the colliery site.
Coal Forest will be complemented by an exciting event programme that shifts with the seasons through Autumn, Winter and Spring.
Let Go as the season launches in Autumn and the nights begin to draw in. Explore the Coal Forest Art Trail and enjoy the dark side with our Halloween event programme.
Glow in deep winter with our warming winter programme of festive markets, skating, storytelling and family art activities.
Grow in springtime, as we launch our new open art exhibition ‘Into the Woods’ alongside a programme of nature and wildlife inspired walks, talks and things to do.
Featuring: Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells, Bethan Maddocks