Cabinet of Curiosity created an indoor installation that temporarily transformed Fort Amherst's Grand Magazine, formerly used to store gunpowder, into an environment of peace. Peace Garden was inspired by Japanese culture and the international peace garden movement which began at the end of the First World War. The Japanese theme connected with local heritage: the fort is near to the birth place of English navigator William Adams who became the first Westerner to reach Japan and was appointed a samurai. The installation was made entirely out of paper and recycled cardboard with lighting, sound and origamic architecture techniques creating a temporary scenographic space.
Beautiful and a truly peaceful garden. Even on the last day it still feels magical. A wonderful feeling of peace, the cold and damp works well with the snow and ice of the exhibition.
Visitor feedback on Peace Garden.
Photography by Cabinet of Curiosity.