Artists in Calder Wood

Poster for Artists in Calder Wood Exhibition by Tansy Lee MoirOpening soon

‘Artists in Calder Wood’

Almondell Visitor Centre, Almondell & Calder Wood Country Park, West Lothian

20th December – 4th February 2024

A satellite exhibition looking at the creative processes behind the exhibition ‘Calder Wood: Contemporary views on an ancient woodland’, on show at Linlithgow Burgh Halls until 21st January.

Anne Gilchrist, Kirsty Venters Marks, Tansy Lee Moir, Jennie Tuffs and Cordula Marks Venters have spent the last four seasons discovering some of the stories and secrets of West Lothian’s foremost ancient woodland, Calder Wood.

They have interpreted what they found in the wood from their own individual perspectives, exploring it from their differing cultural and historic viewpoints and considered the perspectives of the non-human world and how these ancient, complex relationships can be read in the landscape.

charcoal drawing of birch branches
‘Birken’ Charcoal on panel 30 x 30cm Tansy Lee Moir

‘These works help us to look beneath the surface of what we see to understand the layers of human and non-human relationships more deeply.’

Catalogues for sale from the Visitor Centre £8.

Supported by Jane Begg, Tree and Woodland Officer and Kirsty Morrison, Country Park Ranger, West Lothian Council.

Calder Wood Artists Walk

Sunday 14th January 2024 10.30-1pm

Join some of the Calder Wood artists and Ranger Kirsty Morrison on this gentle walk around West Lothian’s foremost ancient woodland. Hear about how it inspired their new work, see some of the special places they found there and stop to share poems, stories and memories along the way.

Free to attend but places limited, contact the Visitor Centre on 01506 882254 or almondell& to book.


Meet outside the Fork & Field pub Mid Calder from 10.15am (what3words ///knees.bounding.older)

Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear recommended. Paths are uneven, steep in parts and may be muddy. Bring a flask if you wish for refreshments. Please note there are no toilet facilities in Calder Wood.

In the case of bad weather, the walk will be rescheduled to Saturday 20th January.