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Peter Heaton

Art Photography

This exhibition is the outcome of an artist residency commissioned by Forestry England and Arts Council England, in which sculptor Peter Maris and artist / photographer Peter Heaton collaborate.

The result is a rich and sumptuous display of work, inspired by the formation of a very particular forest environment and how it flourishes and changes through natural processes and human activity.

Peter Heaton’s striking images for the exhibition were all made in a small area of the forest at High Staindale which contains a complex of several short steep valleys locally known as Griffs and Slacks. These features were created by glacial melt water and lie close to the prehistoric linear boundary known as Dargate Dikes. In Peter’s images these are atmospheric spaces, dominated by mosses, ferns, deep shadows and …silence.

Two large panoramic compositions flank either side of the exhibition space, examining and celebrating the rich array of minutiae that make up the ever-changing forest floor. In contrast, four images printed onto ‘Light Sheets’ on the gallery’s main wall alternate between illuminating the space with that ‘pale green light’ and then darkening, shifting to reveal the mysterious qualities of the woodland’s primeval feel.

Peter's Work

Further Information


Toilet facilities available


Cash and Credit cards accepted


Disabled access

Discount code for Dalby Forest car parking will be provided in the exhibition

Indicative Price Point: £££-££££  Prints available £125
Commissions taken

Find Peter

Tel: 01347 810317

Courtyard, Low Dalby, Thornton le Dale, YO18 7LT

Further instructions: Our Residuum exhibition is located in the Courtyard of Dalby Forest.

This is located near the Dalby Bike Hire and Hidden Horizons.

Please park your car in the main car park in Low Dalby and make your way to the south of the car park. Cross the Forest Drive and make your way across the wooden bridge into the Courtyard. You will see the exhibition in front of you.


A discount is available for the car parking. This allows you access to all of Dalby Forest for the day. At the exhibition you will be provided with a discount code for your parking.

Contact Peter

Tel: 01347 810317

Courtyard, Low Dalby, Thornton le Dale, YO18 7LT

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