Please be aware that during the Chatsworth Country Fair (2–4 September), sculptures will only be accessible with an event ticket. Wings of Wind will not be accessible from 11–23 May due to installation of horse trials equipment. We apologise for any disappointment.
Murder inc is located on the North Drive to the house, and is only accessible during house opening hours.
Discover the art of Burning Man
In 2022 join us as we celebrate a shared culture of making and collaboration, through a large-scale exhibition of 12 monumental sculptures that is free to access and enjoy for all in the park surrounding Chatsworth.
Burning Man is a unique event that usually takes place annually in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA, and we have worked with the Burning Man team and artists to bring its distinctive culture of possibility and creativity to the Derbyshire landscape.
Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth will feature eight existing sculptures and four works built on site. These will include three new participatory sculptures that will be created in the parkland with the help of visitors and local community groups over the course of the year, mirroring the build process at Burning Man that sees teams of volunteers gathering in the desert to create new artworks.
Visiting the exhibition
The exhibition is free to access, however if you are visiting by car, and wish to park at Chatsworth, you must book in advance. Please note that if you book a ticket for the house, garden or farmyard, parking is included, and you do not need to book a separate car park ticket. If you wish to only use the car park, an advance car park ticket must be booked.
We encourage people to visit the estate via public transport, details of which can be found here.
Exploring the sculptures
Get up close to the sculptures – use all of your senses – and create your own journey around them.
Visit the Radical Horizons welcome hub to talk with our volunteers and young ambassadors, book a guided tour, or pick up an activity sheet and get creative.
Nine sculptures are set into the grass parkland, across an area just over one mile long and approximately half a mile wide. There is no fixed route or path from one sculpture to another, we recommend you leave at least two to three hours to see them all.
Seven sculptures are near to a tarmac road or gravel path. Many of the sculptures are large or tall and so can be seen from a distance. Whilst we have made every effort to ensure as much accessibility as possible for all our visitors, getting up close to the sculptures may not be possible for everyone.
Tours and workshops
Radical Horizons walking tours
Daily | 11am–1pm & 2–4pm
Discover more about each of the 12 monumental sculptures on display.
Mindful walking workshops
12 June, 8 July & 9 September
Explore the Art of Burning Man through the practice of mindfulness.
Family art in the park
3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26 August
Have a go at drawing the Art of Burning Man with a workshop the whole family will enjoy.
Art in the park
Try your hand at observational drawing while exploring the Art of Burning Man.
Sunset painting: Radical Horizons
27 September & 4 October
Use watercolours to capture the Chatsworth landscape at sunset.
Sunrise painting: Radical Horizons
28 September & 5 October
Use watercolours to capture the Chatsworth landscape at sunrise.
There are a number of exciting volunteer opportunities for people to be involved with the exhibition. Click below for details.
Radical Horizons is situated in the parkland surrounding Chatsworth. This land is free to access, and there is no admission fee for the exhibition. The park is managed and maintained by the Chatsworth House Trust, the charity dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the collections, garden, woodlands and park for the long-term benefit of visitors. The trust relies on visitor admissions and donations for the majority of its income. If you would like to make a donation to the trust, we would be deeply grateful for your support.
Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth has been supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Further support has been provided by Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, and by our supporters Art Explora, Arup, Axia, Bird in Hand, the Cemex Foundation, MUBI and Sotheby’s.
Curated streaming service MUBI explores the global fascination that is Burning Man through cinema with their new season Radical Visions: Burning Man on Film – three documentaries are now showing in the US, UK and Ireland. Watch with 30 days free.
We would like to thank all those who helped make this exhibition possible, especially our colleagues from Burning Man Project, for their close collaboration and assistance throughout the preparation of this exhibition.
Burning Man is a non-profit public benefit corporation. To find out more about Burning Man, click here.
The sculptures featuring in the exhibition are: The Flybrary by Christina Sporrong, Lodestar by Randy Polumbo, Spread Eagle Wings of Wind by Bryan Tedrick, Le Attrata by Margaret Long and Orion Fredericks, Mum by Mr & Mrs Ferguson, Murder, Inc. by Charles Gadeken, Transmutation by Arturo Gonzales and Maru Izaguirre, and Wings of Glory by Adrian Landon. There will also be four works built on site by Benjamin Langholz with engineering by Amihay Gonen, Dana Albany, Shrine and Rebekah Waites.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit the Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants website to find out more and to book online.
The Flybrary by Christina Sporrong
Lodestar by Randy Polumbo
Wings of Wind (W.O.W.) by Bryan Tedrick