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Bowland Revealed: LANDMARKS Exhibition has been Extended

Due to the overwhelmingly positive public response, these spectacular sculptural installations will now stay in place until the New Year.

These four installations in landscapes around the Forest of Bowland have delighted visitors since they were revealed in September, so much so that the original seven week exhibition has been extended until the New Year.

About Landmarks

LANDMARKS is a series of four temporary, outdoor visual artworks sited at popular locations around the AONB. Inspired by the beauty and character of Bowland, and with an understanding and respect for the area, the pieces aim to delight and challenge - encouraging audiences to look at the landscape in a new way. The programme will also include a chance to meet the LANDMARKS artists to find out all about their work and why they find the Forest of Bowland so captivating.

LANDMARKS celebrates 50 years of the AONB, and exploring them is a wonderful way to discover this magical place. To see photographs of the sculptures and more information click here.

Artists Geraldine Pilgrim, Halima Cassell, Philippe Handford and Salina Somalya have each responded in their own way to four much loved sites around the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Halima Cassell created a cluster of sculpted elements around a central feature, carved from a mighty tree trunk, and redefining a panoramic viewpoint looking out to distant fells.
A structure of freshly cut waney-edge boards with coloured perspex inserts creating a new way of experiencing this lovely location.

“This is a beauty spot that I show off to visitors from around the globe. It is an important destination for me, a very clear and wide panorama of beautiful Bowland.”

Phillipe Handford has embraced a wide creative spectrum from product designer to sculptor and environmental artist. He has recently enjoyed international success with commissions in Moscow and Paris.
A trail of beautifully inscribed stone setts leads to a place of contemplation, deep in the midst of Starling Wood.

"Often these wild locations offer challenges of material; weather and natural elements that help inspire unique site-specific structures."
“Tall dark trees encased in mist, intercut with ribbons of light and a soft carpet of dark earth... I want to enhance this landscape not compete with its natural magic, to encourage visitors to view it in a new light.”

Geraldine Pilgrim
works across theatre and the visual arts, known for her evocative installations and performances which create a contemporary dialogue with historic houses, buildings and landscapes. She responds to a site for inspiration, to reveal the memories and atmospheres built up over the years. This highly acclaimed artist has been commissioned by organisations including Royal Pavilion Brighton, English Heritage, Girl Guiding UK and the National Trust.
A sculptural work created from layers of contrasting materials, carefully sited at a forest viewpoint to capture and experience the view through the trees to the waters and beyond.

“I was captivated by the sense of being able to shrug off everyday life and set off into the wilderness giving me a feeling of freedom and adventure. The perfect setting to challenge my creativity and produce new work to celebrate this anniversary."

Salina Somalya
is a national artist, working predominantly in metal, who has created artworks for interior and, recently, exterior environments.

“All my artworks are individual and predominantly inspired by nature, natural forms and architecture.”