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Sculpture goes Underground

21st May - 29th August 2022

EXHIBITION EXTENDED! - 23rd July - 29th August


Gallery Pangolin are thrilled to be curating a major exhibition of sculpture in the extraordinary environment of Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean.

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.

Street artist STIK has produced a site specific piece for the exhibition, click here to see how it was made.

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