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Haring Woods Studio is an international partnership of creative and strategic thinkers and do-ers, who share an interest

in public space, civil society and the power of the arts. This site showcases the Studio's wide range of collaborative work.

last update 18 October 2015


Our new global art project, launched in January, 2014  celebrates our uniqueness and our interdependence.

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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 26th November




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)


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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 Streaming Museum & CivWorld

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