Award-winning arts and design pop-up Forest of Imagination returns to Bath on 20-24 June 2019, teaming up with the Holburne Museum to stage a festival of fantastical installations, creative workshops and sculptures designed to spark everyone’s imagination.
Taking place for its sixth consecutive year, the free, five-day participatory event will invite people of all ages and from all backgrounds to experience a ‘Life Line’ of multi-sensory art installations that stretches from Laura Place, along Great Pulteney Street, to the Holburne Museum and into Sydney Pleasure Gardens.
The ‘Life Line’ aims to celebrate nature as a lifelong source of creative inspiration for all, as well as encouraging people to experience these iconic places in an entirely new way, with reference to themes surrounding wellbeing, the environment and our future.
Laura Place and Great Pulteney Street will temporarily become a tree-lined promenade leading to a fantastical ‘portal’, by Piers Taylor and Charley Brentnall, at the Holburne’s entrance, inviting visitors to explore its collections, exhibitions and parkland setting.
Sydney Gardens will be re-imagined as a 21st century pleasure garden with a sustainable, temporary pavilion, along with innovative artworks and participatory workshops that extend up to the Kennet and Avon Canal.
These playful installations include works by local and international artists and involve the participation of more than 20 local schools and the support of 42 partner organisations and businesses.