Back to the Cave

22nd May - 17th July 2022

First of its kind world-class contemporary sculpture exhibition.

Gallery Pangolin are excited to be invited to curate a major exhibition of sculpture in the extraordinary environment of Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean to open Spring of 2022.

Clearwell Caves are part of a network of more than 600 acres of iron-rich caves that have been mined for ochre pigments and iron ore for over 4,500 years. The subterranean caverns were known to miners as ‘galleries’, and ten of these have been opened to the public and will now play host to this landmark exhibition, taking art ‘Back to the Cave’.

We envisage this exhibition as a new way of experiencing contemporary sculpture outside the confines of the white-walled gallery and we hope to evoke an atmosphere akin to that of the prehistoric era with atmospheric lighting providing a fresh and exciting way to see sculpture.

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