We used to live among trees and now they live around us, when we should be living together symbiotically” Ivan Morison and Heather Peak

Overstory by Ivan Morison and Heather Peak will be suspended above Broadmead West, Bristol August 19-30

Two temporary artworks by leading contemporary artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison will be unveiled on August 19 in Bristol. 

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Two temporary artworks by leading contemporary artists Ivan Morison and Heather Peak will be unveiled on August 19 in Bristol. Overstory, a pair of suspended structures inspired by trees, will hang above Broadmead highlighting the importance of urban tree cover in the city.

The contemporary artwork will temporarily transform Broadmead, with visitors invited to enjoy the installation, which will hang high up overhead, alongside enjoying a programme of engaging, fun and free activities involving art and nature.

Find out what’s on during Overstory.


Broadmead West (between Union and Merchant Streets), Bristol BS1 3DW

Open daily, August 19-30, 2022 I Free Admission | Google Map


Commissioner: The Natural History Consortium

Producer and Curator: PONY

Overstory is being delivered as one of the activities under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love Our High Streets project.

Have you been to see Overstory yet?
Tell us what you thought! We'd love to hear your feedback about Overstory and the tree activities taking place alongside the artwork.

The Natural History Consortium is a collaboration between Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath and Northeast Somerset Council, BBC, Bristol City Council, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Defra, Forestry England, National Trust, Natural England, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and Woodland Trust.

Registered Charity: 1123432