The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life :The Queen’s Green Canopy
Members of the Arborealists.
In celebration of trees and the Queen's Green Canopy project, members of the Arborealists will present a new exhibition to help promote tree planting: a vital strand of the environmental crisis recovery strategy.
The Queen's Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from the United Kingdom to plant a tree. With focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to celebrate 70 years.
The 'Arborealists’, founded in 2013 by artist and curator Tim Craven, are a loose association of 50 professional artists of diverse art practices who share the subject of the tree. Although united by their subject, the artists employ a diverse range of working practices: scale, medium, philosophy, style and technique. The results are by turn dramatic and contemplative, expressive, abstracted, hyperreal and surreal and they demonstrate that trees still have a deep relevance in contemporary art and retain their power to move us as a vital element in our landscape.
The group enjoys a national profile and have staged 28 exhibitions to acclaim in the UK and abroad with many more planned for the future, including site-specific projects. They have also produced 7 illustrated publications to compliment the exhibitions.