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Art in the Landscape

In 2019, the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along with most of England’s AONBs made a statement of intent to explore how working with artists could attract first time visitors to our countryside.

Why place art in the landscape?

Outdoor art has been called ‘the most egalitarian form of art’. It’s normally free to access, and available all the time without barriers. 

Our first piece of Art in the Landscape took place on 21 September 2019 - a 'National Moment' which AONBs across the UK joined. The centrepiece was the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage reading a new poem Fugitives, commissioned by the NAAONB and inspired by our AONBs, at the National Moment event on Arnside Knott in Arnside & Silverdale AONB on 21 September.