Rookhampton Time Machine

October screening
October screening

Rookhampton Time Machine made it to the big, BIG screen this week as part of an outdoor film screening in Roehampton. 

 

Rookhampton Time Machine


Influenced by the work of a former Roehampton resident, H.G. Wells, this short animation was created in response to ideas of the past, present and future of the area. As part of our ongoing engagement we have been looking at the ideas that informed the building of the Alton Estate and the aspirations the residents have for the future. We worked with residents to collect stories about the area and then shared these stories with children at Heathmere School who illustrated and story-boarded this animation and built their own time machine. The materials collected were then animated by Mak Ying-Ping and narrated by local resident Ed Rowell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQQdO3Q-s2Q

This short animation is a collaboration between Avant-Gardening, Mak Ying-Ping / makyingping.com children from Heathmere Primary School and residents of Roehampton.

Topics: [animation] [children and young people] [community engagement] [film and video] [regeneration] [Roehampton]

Growing Art Club


Topics: [Anfield] [design] [fanzines] [gardening] [Homebaked] [Liverpool] [Liverpool Biennial]

Operation Deep Freeze


Operation Deep Freeze ODF is an art and food growing project to create a mobile ice cream vendor that explores the relationship between edible plants, nutrition, flavours, tastes and aromas through the creation of inventive ice creams which community participants will devise, create and market. The project will be a collaboration between Lisa Cheung and Avant-Gardening, who, together will deliver an exciting programme that starts with food growing and ends with a cycle powered ice cream vendor from which unusual and delicious ice creams are shared alongside artists interventions, creative workshops and performances. ODF is a curious hybrid: part iconic ice cream vendor, part field research laboratory, part traditional ice cream maker. It invites participants to act as researchers, scientists, tasters, ice cream makers and eaters and encourages them to think about how the food we grow can appeal to all of our senses as well as learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of food.
For this project we are hoping to raise funding through a combination of grants and crowd funding. Our crowd funding page is hosted by Spacehive https://spacehive.com/operationdeepfreeze

 

Topics: [community engagement] [Greenwich]

Coming Soon


A boy. A raven. A time machine.

http://t.makyingping.com/

Topics: [animation]

Urban Growing Event at Homebaked

Please join artist Polly Brannan from Avant Gardening (http://avantgardening.org/home/) for an informal discussion about projects she has been involved with around gardening, local environments, play and public spaces. Polly will be joined by Weston Hammond, artist in residence at Anfield Primary School who will talk about the gardening project he and his students have been working on.

This event is part of a series of talks organized in collaboration with Liverpool Biennial and will form a basis for ideas and discussion around a Homebaked growing project with local residents.

There will be plenty of room for discussion and sharing of knowledge.

We will offer freshly baked Pizza. If you grow your own food, bring some vegetables for toppings!

Tuesday, July 16, 6-8pm!

 

Topics: [community engagement] [community garden] [Liverpool Biennial]

Base Camp and Beyond at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Gardeners: Base Camp and Beyond!

Dulwich Picture Gallery

College Road

London SE21 7AD


Thursday 8 and Friday 9 August
6 – 8 year olds 10.30am – 12.30pm
9 – 11 year olds 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Explore, play, design, build and make in this two day hands-on outdoor course. Help to construct ‘Base Camp’ in the gallery grounds and from there go on nature trails working as explorers; researching the natural surroundings of the gallery. Hear folk tales, make maps, prints and a fanzine using natural materials. Design and build a bird house or a mini-insect city to take home!

COST: £25 for both days including materials

Please note this activity takes place in the gallery grounds. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, a tent will be provided in case of rain

Booking is essential. Please ring 020 8299 8732 
or email: l.mckie@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/education/adults_and_childrens_public/young_peoples_programme/art_for_7-10yrs.aspx
SOLD OUT

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/education/adults_and_childrens_public/young_peoples_programme/art_for_11-14yrs.aspx
Buy online herehttps://tickets.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=6

Wanted. Creative urban planners

Sydenham Home Park eco-city
Sydenham Home Park eco-city
Eco-city
Eco-city
Creating the eco-city at Sydenham Home Park
Creating the eco-city at Sydenham Home Park

Join Avant-Gardening at the Family Fun Day as part of Sydenham Arts Festival.  We will be turning trash into recycled treasure and working with visitors to make a mini eco-city.  

Fancy yourself as the architect of an innovative and sustainable mini eco-city? Then bring your cardboard, empty water bottles and boundless imagination and creative ingenuity and help us make a model city

Sunday 30 June, 2pm - 5pm, Home Park, Sydenham

For more information http://www.sydenhamartsfestival.co.uk/2013/event/arts-in-the-parkfamily-fun-day/

Roehampton Time Machine

Avant-Gardening is running a new project to create a short animated film with local school children. Based on The Time Machine by one-time local resident, H.G. Wells, the animation will be inspired by stories and anecdotes shared by local residents and will then be illustrated and shaped by the participating children. Watch this space for more information

Got a story to share?
Join Avant-Gardener, Polly, in Roehampton Library on Wednesday 5 June 11am - 1pm

Topics: [children and young people] [community engagement] [film and video] [psychogeography] [Roehampton] [school] [storytelling] [Wandsworth]

Walk the Thames Trail

The Thames Trail is a project by Viewfinder Photography exploring the Greenwich Riverside. Viewfinder are producing an app to guide participants through the history of the area which will be launched shortly.  

Avant-Gardening's Paul Green has been invited to lead a walk along the river, from the Cutty Sark to the 02 looking at the nature that intermittently breaks through the historical industrial landscape. 

Download the Thames Trail app and bring your camera as we explore Greenwich's riverside landscape

Places on the walk are FREE but need to be booked in advance. For more information and to book a place visit http://viewfinder.org.uk/events/thames-trail-walk-with-paul-green-from-avant-gardening

Topics: [environment] [green spaces] [Greenwich] [walks]

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation