Forestry England’s Grizedale Forest is proud to welcome an artwork from Yoko Ono, the Wish Tree for Peace. The work is on display at Grizedale Forest’s exhibition gallery 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.

Arts Development Manager for Grizedale Forest, Hazel Stone, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome this artwork from Yoko Ono to Grizedale Forest as part of our growing and vibrant arts programme. We hope that our visitors will be inspired to make their own wish for peace to add to the collection amassed so far.”

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.

More information about visiting Grizedale in on the Forestry England website

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