A NEW photographic and sculpture exhibition is now open at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire.

‘Residuum’ is inspired by a very particular forest environment and how it has formed, flourishes and changes through natural processes and human activity.

The exhibition presents multi-layered photographs alongside intriguing carved stone sculptures which all take life within some of the forest’s small glacial valleys as a focal point for creative exploration.

The exhibition is one of the outcomes of an artist residency commissioned by Forestry England and supported by Arts Council England.

Yorkshire-based sculptor Peter Maris invited artist and photographer Peter Heaton to embark on a collaborative programme of work together.

Mr Heaton’s striking images were made in a small area of the forest at High Staindale containing short steep valleys locally known as ‘griffs and slacks’. These features were created by glacial melt water and in this most ancient area of the forest, sunlight very rarely penetrates.

Petra Young, Forestry England’s funding and development manager, Yorkshire District, said: "We are excited to show the forest in a new light with our first indoor exhibition in 2021.

"It is an intriguing combination of art forms that complement each other beautifully and highlight the forest in a modern, contemporary way."

Residuum is the first of four Peter Maris collaborations.