Next weekend sees the Galloway Forest Easter Festival - which includes a number of special walks led by artists and writers - details of other events at the festival here
Friday 11th April at 2.00pm - Walk from Glentrool Visitor Centre with Jan Hogarth to see and experience Rosnes Bench by artists Dalziel and Sculllion.
|One of the Rosnes Benches by Dalziel and Scullion|
Rosnes Bench is a multiple installation of sculptural multiples of benches designed by Scottish ecological artists, Dalziel and Scullion, to help people stop, be still and tune in to nature. The benches are located in special places in the landscape and designed to stimulate the senses where you can listen to a roaring river or look up at the canopy of trees.
|Quorum (detail) by Matt Baker. Photo by Phil McMenemy|
Saturday 12th April at 2.00pm (meet at Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Car Park) – Dumfries and Galloway’s well known sculptor Matt Baker and writer David Borthwick will take people on a walk to experience his 'Quorum' a mystical sculpture in the heart of the Forest. The walk will also take in Colin Rose's 'The Eye', Murray Monument and discuss the past and future of this changing landscape. Come prepared for 1.5 hr walk on rough footpaths.
Sunday 13th April at 2.00pm Jan Hogarth and David Borthwick will take visitors on a walk to experience the Rosnes Banches at Clatteringshaws - exploring the man-made landscape
Sunday 13th April at 2.00pm Matt Baker will take visitors on a repeat of the guided walk described above for Saturday 12th including his sculpture Quorum, leaving from Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre car park. Come prepared for 1.5 hr walk on rough footpaths.
|Quorum (detail) by Matt Baker|
|The Archivist at Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2013. Photo by Colin Hattersley|
Dumfries and Galloways Environmental art Archivist will be on hand throughout the festival located at the visitor centres between 12 and 4pm to show visitors the environmental art ideas he has been collecting from artists. This is a unique performance for all ages to enjoy. The Archivist will be at the following venues:
Friday 11th April - Glentrool from 12 - 4pm
Sunday 13th April - Clatteringshaws from 12am - 4pmMonday 14th Kirroughtree - from 12am - 4.00pm