The Eden Project provides the picture-perfect backdrop for two episodes in the new series of Landscape Artist of the Year.

The first episode of series seven airs on Sky Arts on Wednesday (Jan 12) at 8pm and is set in Eden’s biomes.

Eden’s Outdoor Gardens are then the setting for episode four of the series, airing on Sky Arts on February 2.

The popular televised competition follows a nationwide search to find the best landscape artist. Through several rounds, winners are selected until finally one winning artist receives the prize of a £10k commission for a major British institution.

The show is presented by Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell and is judged by three renowned art professionals, independent curator Kathleen Soriano, art historian Kate Bryan and artist Tai Shan Schierenberg.

The episodes featuring the Eden Project were filmed over two days last summer under warm sunshine and beautiful blue skies.

Misha Curson, Eden’s senior arts curator, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome the Landscape Artist of the Year team here last summer.

“The Eden Project provides the perfect backdrop and atmosphere for the competition, with our unique setting and environmental messaging. We look forward to watching the show and hope that it will provoke audiences to be inspired, and to reconnect with the outdoors through their own creativity.”

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