To confine yourself to listening to the bands rather misses the point of Wilderness Festival. From Bjork’s multimedia show to lake swimming, yoga, bacchanal feasts and aerial spectacles, this was a festival for the intellectually and gastronomically curious, celebrating everything that pertains to the outdoors and arts. Thank you British weather for being amazing!      

This August the Bridgeman Studio team and CultureLabel descended upon the beautiful forests and ancient parkland of Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate to run artist workshops and launch The CultureLabel Collection, a collaboration with the winners of the 2015 Bridgeman Studio Award.


Paola, Charlotte and Lucy in their Bridgeman Studio aprons; A child admires the gallery space in the Wilderness Studio

Paola, Charlotte and Lucy in their Bridgeman Studio aprons; A child admires the gallery space in the Wilderness Studio

Wilderness Studio – Artist Workshops

A new concept for 2015, the Wilderness Studio tent was nestled between a gin bar and the makers of the iconic Swiss Army Knife, boasting a classroom space, exhibition shop and reception.

From screen printing to knitting you own dinosaur, selected Bridgeman Studio artists shared their infinite skills, bringing affordable art classes to the wilds.  Here are a few highlights.

Screen printing workshop with Katie Edwards

Paper-cut headdress workshop with Isobel Barber


Knit your own dinosaur workshop with Sally Muir


Spirit animal hat workshop with Holly Frean



Wilderness map designed by Nik van Es

Our Bridgeman Studio Award winner Nik van Es was commissioned by Wilderness to produce a conceptual map of the festival and 30,000 copies were printed. Even Jonathan Ross got in on the act of our #wildmap competition. Festival goers have until 18 August to post a picture of themselves with the map to win a £200 limited edition print by the artist.



CultureLabel in the Secret Emporium

Among the sequin encrusted fancy dress and artisan products, our sister company CultureLabel hung out in limited edition deckchairs, showcasing their new collection which also included prints, scarves and tote bags featuring the designs of Bridgeman Studio Award winners Yoko Honda, Rosie Emerson and Laurie Hastings. A wonderful time was had by all. 



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