Grizedale Arts


Graham Fagen

Born 1965.

At Grizedale

Graham’s sculptural work was launched at Grizedale Live in 2002, entitled ‘The Forest and the Forester (After Maeterlinck)’. The work comprises of a planting of 12 Scots pine within special enclosures, it can be found close to Lawson Park at Map Ref. E11. The sculpture has an accompanying play of the same title, which is set at the site of the sculpture. The site overlooks Coniston Water where Donald Campbell died in 1967 on board the Bluebird. The script is based on the Forest Scene from Maurice Maeterlinck’s play 'The Blue Bird'. Accompanying the planting of the trees was a book (also called The Forest and the Forester (After Maeterlinck)), in which Graham reproduced the scene in question. The book can be found in the Lawson Park library and in the shop.

Grizedale Arts also published another book by Fagen, Botanica charts various art projects from the previous four years where flowers and plants have insinuated themselves into Graham's work. Again these can be found in both the library and the shop.


Botanica (Book)

Project Contributions


Selected Shows

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Unsettled Objects, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2009 Somebody else. The Changing Room, Stirling
2006 Closer, doggerfisher, Edinburgh
2005 True Love, City Projects, London
2001 Graham Fagen, Galerie Valeria Belvedere, Milan

Group Exhibitions
2009 Running Time, Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to now, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 Breakthrough, Imperial War Museum, London