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Alumna holds final exhibition as Artist-in-Residence in Epping Forest

March 2018

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Our alumna Marion Sidebottom is holding her final exhibition as Artist-in-Residence in Epping Forest.

'Ancient Trees and the People of Epping Forest' tells the story of some of the people who live, work, study and visit the forest that Marion has encountered.

She interviewed and recorded people, photographed their work and took part in activities in the forest. This included going up 100 feet in the forest canopy with the Conservation Arborists, studying woodland ecology with the Field Studies Council, tagging along with walking groups and conservation volunteers as well as spending time with a mycologists and a naturalist.

The exhibition is on until 2 April, open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday at The View in Chingford.

Marion has been the Artist-in-Residence in Epping Forest since April 2017. She has an MA in Art & Design from Writtle as well as an Honours degree in Rural Resource Development (Environmental Science) and is a licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.

This exhibition follows on from her 'Ancient Trees of Epping Forest' last July and is the culmination of her year-long project, funded by the Arts Council.



Find out more about studying the MA in Art & Design at Writtle University College at

writtle.ac.uk/MA-by-Dissertation-in-Art-and-Design