Artist commission

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust would like to work with a visual artist to create an exciting artwork for a designated commemorative woodland at Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, that considers the impact the First World War had on the people and the landscapes of Herefordshire.

The landscape of Herefordshire, and the UK at large, was changed forever by the Great War effort. Ancient woodlands were stripped, with wood playing a vital role within the War effort, a generation of young men were lost, and rural traditions and communities were changed forever.

We are looking for an artist who can make connections between the history and context of Queenswood, physically and conceptually and help people to think differently and has some awareness and considerations of a heritage or non-traditional artspace context for a commission.

HWT has been awarded funding from Heritage Lottery and a range of other funders including the European Structural Investment Fund on behalf of the partnership to improve access and understanding of the cultural and natural heritage of Queenswood. This commission is part of that funding.

Open afternoon (informal), where potential commissioned artists can visit the site, meet the project manager and curatorial advisor and other members of staff: 4 September 2018, 1pm-3.30pm.

Expression of Interest deadline: 30 September 2018, 5pm

Full commissioning brief can be found here

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Rose Farrington

Contact Email


Start Date

10th August 2018

Closing Date

30th September 2018