Exhibition

Sylva: ‘To slowly trace the forest’s shady scene’

From: 14th December 2018 11:00 am

To: 7th April 2019 4:00 pm

Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University Boulevard, Nottingham, UK

Foresters and felons, poets and poachers, discover the unusual tales of Nottinghamshire's woodlands and the people who have worked, lived and been inspired by them.

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Foresters and felons, poets and poachers, discover the unusual tales of Nottinghamshire’s woodlands and the people who have worked, lived and been inspired by them.

The word forest conjures up images of places dominated by trees and wildness, of sylvan nature untouched by the hands of humans. But the reality of forest history is much more complicated. Rather than natural woodlands, they are places dominated by the management of wild and domesticated animals, and by the commercial control of trees. Forests are sites where the competing interests and demands of villagers, aristocrats, farmers and kings have been played out over centuries; but they are also places of myth whose landscapes and legends have provided inspiration to countless artists.

Documents of landownership, hunting records, maps and nineteenth-century topographical drawings are used to explore the complex interactions between people, animals and trees.

Open Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed on Mondays
Weston Gallery

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https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/3935/sylva.html

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