An off grid art laboratory in the Secret Forest

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Art in the Secret Forest

Thanks to NUVA’s determination and commitment to safeguard the Secret Forest, it has been saved from logging and a brighter, more sustainable future awaits

A new life for the NUVA secret forest

Our aim is to maximise the forest’s benefits for wildlife and people and we envisage to use it as an open-air gallery strictly respecting its essence as a wildlife sanctuary. A series of artist residencies will be available in this wonderful, unique setting for sculpture, photography, painting, installations and live music playing without amplification. It will not be unusual to see a wolf, a fox or a deer strolling between the works of art. To make this open art venue available and virtually accessible to everyone it will be mirrored on this page consistently.

Trees support the content, painting, drawings, photographs. The sea or the desert can be hosted here, people from different cultures can be represented as if they strolled in the forest, world and social issues can be displayed here and found a truce in the green and in the silence.

The Frosted Pear

The Frosted Pear Tree is the first light installation in the Secret Forest. Its light is a reference for lost wayfarers during the night.

current exhibition

“News from yet another War”

Ukraine civilian shelling Russia

The first photograph of this exhibition is from @Mstyslav.Chernov who is currently reporting the conflict from Mariupol, Ukraine.

Every 5-7 days a new print from Mstyslav will be added in key spots of the forest.


People gather in a shelter during Russian shelling, in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022.

Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee.

Prints can be purchased. Purchasing a print helps the author, the forest and NUVA.