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Get Creative with Nature

Inspired by the great outdoors, we’ve curated a range of artist-led activities all ages can enjoy this summer. Have fun creating art from nature, listen to soothing musical performances, explore the University's Art Collection and why not plan a day trip to see some outdoor sculpture?

You can also follow the journey of our Digital Artist-in-Residence, Maria Meyer, who is busy exploring how, in our increasingly digital world, we stay connected and grounded with Earth – the soil, the planet and other humans.

Browse for inspiration below.


Take a walk in nature and find inspiration for these wonderful activities from artists Sarah Evans and Jane Glynn.


See what our Digital Artist-In-Residence, Maria Meyer, discovers and join her online creative workshop to make a beautiful mandala.


Relax listening to spoken word and musical performances, and an interview with Poetics of Place artist Dave Nelson who was inspired by nature during lockdown.


Take a closer look at works using nature and collage techniques from the University's Art Collection.


Enjoy the region’s sculptures this summer in wonderful outdoor spaces –  including the latest addition to the University’s Sculpture Collection, Diabolo, at de Havilland Campus, a new installation by artist Krijn de Koning at the Gibberd Garden and, of course, the sculpture gardens at Henry Moore Studios & Garden.