About the work
Shinrin-Yoku – Forest Bathing Night-Walk
8 pm, Friday 28 October
8 pm, Saturday 29 October
For hundreds of years, people have believed cork trees, also known as Wishing Trees, had magical powers to bring good luck. Join a cohort of Localjinni’s as we throw light into dark places, make walking drawings, and discover the forest’s little-known secrets. Come and explore this enchanted forest, behold the wondering moon, and share the magic of night in collective safety.
Supported by the Alistair Swayn Foundation, in association with Contour556, and the National Arboretum.
Start 8.00 pm – 10.00pm approx.
Meeting and ending Cork Forest carpark, National Arboretum
• 20 max guests,
• $40 for an adult + $30 concessions (limited) ages+18
Ticket sales support local artists and local knowledge.
Bring: warm clothes, sturdy shoes, water, and a sense of adventure.
About the artist
Localjinni is an eco-feminist art collective, operating under the cover of dark.
We ‘stride’ to bring local culture and active travel together, to reclaim community ownership of the street and public spaces. Think of us as art street vendors.
We screen virtual exhibitions, lighting up parks, paths, and plazas on night walks and scooter rides. Traveling in collective safety, we transform spaces into places using visual art, poetry, music, film, oral history, and digital stories.
Our focus on place recognises the importance of local production and local knowledge. As a Virtual Artist Run Initiative (VARI), including more than 50 contributing artists and artworkers, we bring research and teamwork together to develop and refine new ways of connecting people to place.
Our shared areas of interest include:
• urban play
• creative research
• participation and safety
• cultural and environmental sustainability
Fiona Hooton aka Localjinni Event Producer
- Forest Bathing Cork Forest
- 21 - 22 September 8:00pm - 10:00pm approx.