The Forest Institute

The Forest Institute is a large-scale architectural art installation housing a research installation, and comprising the Forest Observation Room, and the River Boardwalk, devoted to research on the secondary forest surrounding the Gillman Barracks precinct. Conceptualised by Robert Zhao & Randy Chan, and curated by John Tung, the institute—that intervenes into existing pedestrian infrastructure—the project draws inspiration from, and pays close attention to an ancient tributary of Berlayer Creek, that courses through the forested areas of the barracks within an earshot distance from the institute. For more information, visit