The People's Forest
Gayle Chong Kwan
13 October 2017 - 18 March 2018
The People’s Forest is a major new contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London’s ancient woodland, Epping Forest, described by Queen Victoria as ‘The People’s Forest’. Through two years of research and running creative participatory activities, Chong Kwan is developing a significant new body of work, which considers the forest as a site of shared resources and competing claims, as a liminal space between rural and urban, tensions between capital and common, as well as examining local issues and the impact of globalisation on communities.
The project is funded by William Morris Gallery, Barbican, and public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England with additional support from Waltham Forest and The View, Epping Forest.