See the wood for the trees…at new exhibition
August 24, 2007
Oak, beech, ash and yew are familiar to most of us as the trees that form the landscape of South Yorkshire, but are you familiar with the wonderful things that these diverse trees are used for? A new exhibition starts at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield this Friday (September 7th) to demonstrate exactly how varied and versatile our local woods – and woods – really are.
Funded by Objective 1 and co-ordinated by the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership, brings together a fascinating collection of work from leading local sculptors and makers. “The exhibition will be of interest to a wide range of people as the work really shows how natural history meets art.” said curator Alistair Farr, “The pieces are all made from a wide range of different timbers – each one expressing the qualities of the particular wood used. To help people find and identify the trees the various woods come from we’ve also put together a free guide to the Woods of South Yorkshire.”
Weekend visitors to the exhibition which runs from September 7th until September 24th will also be able to see some of the artists and makers – including Sheffield Woodturning Club – at work during special demonstration sessions.