last update 8 Feb 2016
Eileen Haring Woods was the Executive Director of the Global Mayors Parliament Project through its two year development stage and continues now as a Senior Consultant for the realisation of the inuagural GPM in 2016. Eileen is also developing the cultural programme for the GPM.
From the Corner of My Eye
a new site specific installation by Michael Woods opening at
The Malt Gallery in The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK.
Tuesday 27th October - Thursday December 31st.
For this new installation, Michael devotes his work as an artist, illustrator and designer through painted clay figures and screen prints around the rich theme of the Trickster, one of the oldest expressions of mankind, found in the very beginnings of civilization through to sophisticated contemporary cultures.
Originally inspired by Polynesian art and pictographs while in his twenties, Michael has in the past few years undertaken a study of trickster tales and illustrations through the centuries, arriving at his own interpretations of this personification of ambivalence and cunning.
Michael presents the attributes and narratives of the trickster as a mirror of our primal instincts of survival, procreation and power. As both a male and androgynous figure the trickster is frequently depicted with a frisky, daring penis, providing a wealth of ambiguous settings, cautionary tales and disruptive outcomes.
For more details visit The Cut website (opens in new window)
Gunpowder Park, London 2006
Art of Common Space / Gunpowder Soundscape featuring Robert Wilson and participants in the Gunpowder Park / Robert Wilson workshop. Curated and produced by Eileen Haring Woods and David Chapman
Icons of Democracy
a new participatory arts project to define the concept of democracy
as artforms in public spaces.
Partners include Global Pariament of Mayors, CivWorld and Streaming Museum .