The Clearing

Owen Bullett and Smith & Newton Architects

Low Hall Sports Ground, Markhouse ward

The creation of a public clearing in the middle of a forgotten wooded area of the Low Hall Sports Ground. 

A beaten earth circle enclosed by tapered carved wooden posts will define this enchanted meeting place. Each post will be topped with a metal wind chime reflecting the light and making a gently audible sound as they shimmer and dance in the breeze.  Roughly hewn wooden boulders will be placed around the clearing perimeter providing seating for beguiled passers-by and entranced playgroup attendees alike.


Art Installation Exhibition 12 July 3.30 - 5pm

When: 12 July 3.30-5pm

Location: St James Park, Walthamstow, E17 8AX

An opportunity to see the emerging designs for 'The Clearing' art installation for Low Hall wood. And to discuss ideas with the designers artist Owen Bullet and Smith & Newton Architects.

All welcome to come along and meet by the playground from 3.30pm to 5pm.


A collaboration between sculptor Owen Bullett and Smith & Newton Architects, ‘Clearing’ is linked to a shared fascination with primitive structures and inhabitation. Bullett, whose primary material is wood, makes work on a variety of scales, both for exhibitions and to commission.  

Smith & Newton Architects are a London based architecture design studio, actively working across a range of building sectors.