Exhibition: Among the Trees

This exhibition runs from Sat, 1st Aug 2020 to Sat, 31st Oct 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sun,
9th Aug 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
12th Aug 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Thu,
13th Aug 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Fri,
14th Aug 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Sat,
15th Aug 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Sun,
16th Aug 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
19th Aug 2020  
(11am - 7pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £12


By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests.

Among the Trees transports us around the world – from Colombian rainforests and remote Japanese islands to olive orchards in Israel and a 9,550-year-old spruce in Sweden.

By drawing attention to the beauty, scale and complexity of trees and forests, the 37 artists in this exhibition turn our vision of the natural world on its head, inviting us to see it with new eyes.

Whether exploring the way that trees – with lifespans much longer than our own – challenge how we think about time, or revealing how they are intimately entangled with human affairs, these artists enliven and expand our appreciation of these remarkable organisms.

Alongside sculptures and installations, drawings, paintings and photographs, there are artworks that celebrate the soaring scale of trees. These include a monumental sculpture cast from a 2,000-year-old olive tree by Ugo Rondinone; a cinematic portrait of a 30-metre-high spruce tree by Eija-Liisa Ahtila; and a vast forest of trees constructed entirely from cardboard by Eva Jospin.

At a time when the destruction of the world’s forests is accelerating at a record pace, Among the Trees vividly highlights the indispensable role that trees play in our lives and imaginations.

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Special prices for Lambeth residents and NHS workers.


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Location

Hayward Gallery,

337-338 Belvedere Road,
London,
SE1 8XX

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