ORGAN PREVIEW: Wild, a wood full of sculpture and installation, opens this weekend over in Leytonstone, London E11, as part of this year’s extensive Leytonstone Arts Trail…


WILD opens this weekend over in Leytonstone, London E11, as part of the extensive annual Leytonstone Arts Trail.  Wild will be the second outdoor 3D exhibition, in the grounds of the Quaker Meeting House curated by artists Brett Banks and Mary Knight, this year’s much anticipated show follows on 2016’s rather well received exhibition the pair put together, that show was called On the Brink, and like this month’s Wild, On The Brink, took place in amongst the very leafy trees in the beautiful grounds at the back of the meeting House

This year’s show, over two July weekends, will feature 21 artists showing a range of sculpture, installations (some of them interactive, one musical on a breezy day), as well as a performance art piece, it all happens at Quaker Meeting House to the bottom of these large grounds on the edges of Epping Forest at the top of Leytonstone. The grounds already feature a rather wonderful labyrinth designed by Jan Sellers from the Quaker (there’s also the Quakers’ own indoor exhibition called Waves, Motion and Stillness). The Wild show will feature a mix of Leytonstone-based artists, London artists from further afield as well as a number of international artists.


ON THE BRINK – Mary knight

The organisers say “everyone is very welcome but sadly non-motorised wheelchairs will need very strong pushers to get to the bottom of the garden. The ground is soft and uneven though once down at Wild there are paths which will be easier to get around. These are also soft with leaves though so are still not easy to manage”.

Wild takes place at Wanstead Quakers Meeting House, Bush Rd, London, E11 3AU. The event runs over two weekends with the grounds open from Midday until 5pm on both Saturdays and 1pm until 5pm on both Sundays, the dates are 7/8th July and 14/15th July There’s a Facebook event page here.


ON THE BRINK, Leytonstone, 2016

The participating artists this year are: Brett Banks, Tony Blackmore, Kath Cottee, Elizabeth Davies, Siobhan Davies, Pippa Davismoon, Jo Goddard, Emma Harvey, Teresa Hedderwick, Patsy Hickman, Jolanta Jagielo, Mary Knight, Silvia Krupinska, Kikis Leventis, Julia Maddison, Klaus Pinter, Helen Porter, Yukako Shibato, Margaret Spiers, Ben Swift, Tracy Ward, Sean Worrall and The North East London West Essex Carvers (NELWE)

More Organ coverage of 2016’s  On the Brink,  the photos on this page all come from that 2016 show in the same place as this month’s Wild show

A fractured album of photos from 2016, click on an image to enlarge or to run the slide show anda flavour of what to expect this time…

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