Visitors to Leigh Woods in Bristol may be surprised to encounter a flotilla of ‘abandoned’ fishing boats installed in the depths of the woodland. Withdrawn is an ambitious new installation by celebrated artist Luke Jerram commissioned by the National Trust working with their partners, the Forestry Commission. This thought-provoking installation raises discussion about climate change, extreme weather, falling fish stocks and our impact on the marine environment. Miles from the sea, how did the boats get here? Were they left by a receding tidal surge or a changing coast line? Or is this the effect of overfishing which has caused fish stocks to collapse alongside the industry? The result of conversations with fishermen, scientists, and specialists in marine life, Withdrawn uses art to encourage us to reflect upon the impact humanity is having on our seas. Whether this is through

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