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', this new work looks to Epping Forest for its inspiration. 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.
Stephen Bode takes a look at Gayle Chong Kwan’s sculpture of the famed pollarded tree that once stood in Hainault Forest, the culmination of a two-year project investigating the history, politics and people of London’s ancient woodland.
Silk Street, London
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