Two free events taking place this month will showcase the creative journey behind two large scale artworks being proposed by two globally-renowned design teams for some of Cumbria’s key coastal landscapes.

A virtual talk hosted by Cumbria Arts & Culture Network on Thursday 17 November (6-7pm) will enable online audiences to hear from the team behind SEED; a striking artwork taking the form of a semi-submerged architectural pavilion in an abandoned quarry near Whicham.

The proposal has been developed by internationally esteemed garden designer Piet Oudolf in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team drawn from worlds of sound design, film making, philosophy, artificial intelligence and architecture.

People signing up for the free event will also hear from the Head Gardener at Grizedale Arts,

Karen Guthrie, who will lead the discussion.

The second event at Muncaster Castle on Saturday 19 November (3pm-4.30pm) will tell the story behind a potential new piece of Land Art entitled ‘Millom Land Form’, developed by British artist Roger Hiorns with the award-winning architect Tom Emerson (6A Architects).

Their radical artwork could see the transformation of a giant slag heap on the former site of a 1960s iron ore mine in Millom into a monumental sculpture.

The talk also includes free access to Muncaster Castle and gardens ahead of the talk, from 1pm.

Both design teams have devised their concepts after spending time exploring the Cumbrian landscape and the events will give people the chance to find out more and ask questions directly to the leading artists and creatives involved.

The artworks are just two of the four proposals for a Landmark Artwork on display at Windermere Jetty Museum until Sunday 20 November, as part of a new coastal arts programme, known as ‘Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast’.

Deep Time is being produced by curator Aldo Rinaldi.

He says, “These events are a great opportunity for the public to interact directly with the design teams who have spent time exploring the west coast to experience its varied landscape, culture and people.

"I am looking forward to sharing their creative ideas in response to this unique place.”

A limited number of free tickets are available for both events on a first come first served basis at