Art Exhibition: The Arborealists

Museum of Somerset , Taunton Castle, Castle Green, TA1 4AA, Taunton

12 Aug - 10 Oct 2020

Art Exhibition: The Arborealists


The Arborealists are a group of professional artists, from across southern England, who share the rich and versatile subject of the tree. Over the past two years they have been visiting ancient woodland sites on Exmoor and Dartmoor to produce works in response to the landscape. More than 50 artworks will be on display.

Exploring the National Parks
The Arborealists worked in partnership with the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park Authorities to explore the landscape. The resulting artworks depict many of the parks’ most beautiful and iconic spots.

They include Culbone and Horner Wood, Cloutsham, Wilmersham Common and Simonsbath, on Exmoor. And, Wistmans and White Wood, Burrator Reservoir, Black-a-Tor Copse and Hawson Cross on Dartmoor.

Connecting with Nature
Many of the artists have been mobilised to explore the subject matter of the tree due to the increasing disconnect between people and the natural world. At a time when the news is often filled with reports about environmental destruction, they propose that a personal re-connection to nature is vital in order to awaken and mobilise change. They demonstrate that trees still have a great relevance in contemporary art and retain their power to move us as a vital element in our landscape.

About The Arborealists
The Arborealists are a group of around 60 professional artists. Together they have established a strong national and international profile and wide critical acclaim through exhibitions and their 2016 publication ‘The Arborealists: The Art of the Tree.’

Although united by their subject, they employ a wide range of working practices: scale, medium, philosophy, style and technique. The results are by turn dramatic and contemplative, expressive, abstracted, hyperreal and Surreal.

They were founded in 2013 by artist and curator Tim Craven.

The charge for this exhibition is Give What You Think.


Opening Hours

Wednesday, 12th August 2020 - Saturday, 10th October 2020
10am - 5pm



The charge for this exhibition is Give What You Think.


Art Exhibition: The Arborealists
Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle
Castle Green
United Kingdom

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