The Mappists are Flora Gregory and Nimmi Naidoo We are artists in residence at the Wychwood Project Being in the Wychwood is a socially-engaged project that has been created with The Wychwood Project. It will offer people different ways of connecting with a natural environment and will raise awareness that connecting with nature can improve wellbeing. It will also inform people about the footpaths in the area of the Wychwood Project so they can access the countryside.

Being in the Wychwood has two participatory activities. Come into the Woods:Topples Wood and The Map Room:Make your Mark!

Come into the Woods: Topples Wood takes place in the woodland of the Wychwood Forest behind the Mappists’ studios. It offers different ways of connecting with trees and woodland, these include an audio work, poetry and performance, and an area for forest bathing.

The Map Room:Make your Mark! Participants will be invited to mark their favourite walks on a map of the Wychwood Forest. The Map Room:Make your Mark! we hope to be at the Wychwood Forest Fair, Little Park, Cornbury on Saturday 6th September 2020. (Coronavirus permitting)

The images below are from our trial events.