The Arborealists: Trees and Woodland on Exmoor and Dartmoor


The Arborealists are a group of professional artists inspired by the rich and versatile subject of the tree. In the new work this exhibition presents they respond to specific trees and woodland sites on Exmoor and Dartmoor. 

 

COVID-19 has given new significance to their work. Lockdown meant that woodland and the countryside were inaccessible to many people. For others the natural world became a vital place for solace and reflection in a time of crisis. 

 

Through their work the Arborealists seek to reconnect us to nature’s beauty and power. They also want to mobilise a largely urban population in the struggle against climate change. 

 

Below are eleven sections exploring a different area of woodland on Exmoor and Dartmoor. Click through the galleries on each page to discover responses from more than 20 individual artists. 

Contains an image: Curling leaves with a white and black outside and mottled brown inside lay curled on the forest floor. There is a high level of detail in the painting, with the veins of each leaf rendered perfectly in ink. Curling leaves with a white and black outside and mottled brown inside lay curled on the forest floor. There is a high level of detail in the painting, with the veins of each leaf rendered perfectly in ink.

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