The Arborealists and Guests featuring Paul Nash

Image Credit: Claire Cansick

Black Swan Arts

01373 473980

Saturday 21 July 2018 – Sunday 02 September 2018
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm
Admission Fee: £3, £5 for two, under 18s free


Friday 20 July, 6–8 pm


Presentation by Tim Craven
Monday 9 July, 6pm


Sunday 5 August, 3–4pm

United by their subject, the Arborealists employ a diverse range of working practices: scale, medium, philosophy, style and technique. The results are, by turn, dramatic, contemplative, expressive, abstracted, hyperreal and surreal. The work demonstrates that trees still have a deep relevance in contemporary art and retain their power to move us all as a vital element in our landscape, lives and well-being.

The Arborealists were founded in 2013 by artist and curator Tim Craven following the seminal exhibition ‘Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree’, staged at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, in the heart of the New Forest. The Arborealists are a loose association of some sixty professional artists of diverse art practice who share the subject of the tree. There are no rules and no subscription. The group is far flung, with members from across the UK and Europe. The group enjoys a national profile and have already staged nine acclaimed exhibitions in the UK and France, with many more planned for the future, including site-specific projects.

The guest artists include Ashleaf of London, Gary Cook, Jennifer Newbury, Emma Tuck, Clive Walley and Jim Whitty.



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