From 16th February-22nd April 2019, we move into the Spring season of Coal Forest 'Grow'.
'Grow' launches our new open art exhibition ‘Into the Woods’ alongside a programme of nature and wildlife inspired walks, talks and things to do. Highlights include ‘Into the Woods’: open art exhibition, Wild Wednesdays, and Easter at Woodhorn 2019.
On the weekends and during the Northumberland school holidays of Coal Forest Grow, you can contribute your own artwork to Coal Forest in ‘The Fallen Forest’. This magical tree-scape, inspired by the carboniferous forest of long ago, is in our historic Tanky Engine Shed (and former Cage Shop).
The Grow season of Coal Forest will continue to see Woodhorn museum transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in the 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.
Featured artists: Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells, Bethan Maddocks