9th October - 8th December 2019
Forestry England’s Grizedale Forest is proud to welcome an artwork from Yoko Ono, the Wish Tree for Peace. The work will be on display at Grizedale Forest’s exhibition gallery from 9 October until 8 December.
The Wish Tree for Peace is an interactive work which consists of living trees which are displayed along with wish tags for visitors to write their personal wishes for peace and hang on the tree’s branches. It has been exhibited across the world at a wide number for locations since 1996.
At the end of each exhibition, all the wishes will be collected and returned to Yoko Ono and continue on in connection with her IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
Once the exhibition of the work closes at Grizedale and the wishes have been sent to the central collection, the living trees will be planted out in the forest.
Yoko Ono’s interactive artwork WISH TREE (1996) has been integral to many of her exhibitions around the world in museums and cultural centres where people have been invited to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch. Yoko has collected all the wishes – currently totalling over a million. http://imaginepeacetower.com/yoko-onos-wish-trees/