Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
Haldon Forest Park






01392 832277

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ccanw building summer 2010 during the big wash
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An integrated programme of exhibitions, artist-led projects and educational activities will reach out, across the art forms and other disciplines, to address the urgent social, environment and scientific issues that concern us all today.

The Centre will organise four exhibitions a year spanning art, design, new media, photography and architecture, with artist residences, long and short-term projects linked to educational workshops, talks, conferences and courses. Work resulting from residences and projects will form part of a permanent collection, along with other commissions.

It will also organise occasional live events and work across the art forms, involving literature, music and dance and promote links with science, new technologies and other disciplines.

The Centre will stimulate a network of research links with Universities and organisations in Britain and abroad, tour its exhibitions internationally and reach out through the world-wide web.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00

Tues-Sun 10.00-16.00

We are closed a week over Christmas (24-31 Dec) and sometimes when changing exhibitions. Please consult the current programme or our website.

Admission charges

Entry to the gallery is free. There may be a charge for certain events and activities.

Additional info

We are located in a large forest run by the Forestry Commission with some on-site facilities provided by them. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/haldonforestpark
Signing is available at all events, given one week's notice.
The Forestry Commission operates a 'pay and display' car park, £2 all day, £3 bank holiday weekends, yearly car parking 'Discover Pass' £20. Concessions available. For details ring the rangers office on 01392 834251
There is a cafe next door to us called The Ridge Cafe. T: 01392 833268

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

University of the Trees Workshop

Shelley Sacks, initiator of the University of the Trees project, will take artists and other interested participants through an activity of this social sculpture framework designed to develop creative responses to the ecological crisis, through new ways of perceiving our relationship to the world.

How to obtain

Admission £10 (£8 conc.) including a picnic lunch in the forest. Booking essential - 01392 832277 or info@ccanw.co.uk