Art in the Garden

Avant-Gardening will be joining the lovely people at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on the 1st, 8th and 29th August as part of Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

Every Wednesday in August 2 - 4pm

Come and join in five weeks of fabulous creative workshops in the beautiful Gallery gardens. These weekly family drop-in sessions are an established part of summer at the Gallery. Bring a picnic, sit on the lawn and watch the artwork grow

Weather permitting

£3 per child

Topics: [children and young people] [dulwich] [family] [workshops]

The Greenwich Garden


As part of City Noises, Avant-GArdening have been invited to curate a programme of workshops, talks and interventions in a specially created space at the Peninsula Festival. 

The Greenwich Garden 

Friday 27 July - Lead artist Emily Tracy

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12am Help create an alternative garden by making flowers from discarded bottles and plastic cups.  Yesterday’s trash will be transformed into today’s recycled garden2pm Using corrugated plastic and silhouette participants will make their own lantern depicting Greenwich’s iconic buildings, the river, its history and importance to the area.

4pm Help create the wishing satellites - spheres created from recycled cups. Add images, wishes and thoughts to create a garden of spheres 

Saturday 28 July - Lead artist Jo Peel

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festiva

Kite making workshops times TBC Scrawl Collective member and seasoned kite-flyer Jo Peel, will be visiting the Greenwich Garden with her kite-making workshop. Create your own beautiful sky-dancer and prepare to take to the skies on nearby Blackheath

Sunday 29 July - Lead artists Rosie Oliver and Avant-Gardening

11am A slow start for a lazy summer Sunday Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival. 

1.30pm Rosie Oliver of dotmaker tours will be joining Paul Green of Avant-Gardening for a psychogeographic celebration of the eccentricities of Greenwich Peninsula and creating a creative commons map. Join us as we circumnavigate the festival site looking out for the layers of history and experience that will help us to understand the Peninsula’s history and how this may influence its future 

Monday 30 July - Lead artist Polly Brannan

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

1.30pm Watercolour challenge. Explore the views of the Greenwich Garden or the surrounding area and create your own watercolour. All brushes, paper and paints will be provided. Do not fear if you have never painted before that’s all a part of the fun! 

3.30pm The Greenwich Garden Zine. Help to create the Greenwich Garden fanzine - an collection of stories, anecdotes and gardening tips from visitors to The Greenwich Garden

Tuesday 31 July - Lead artist Polly Brannan

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

1.30pm Watercolour challenge. Explore the views of the Greenwich Garden or the surrounding area and create your own watercolour. All brushes, paper and paints will be provided. Do not fear if you have never painted before that’s all a part of the fun! 

3.30pm The Greenwich Garden Zine. Help to create the Greenwich Garden fanzine - an collection of stories, anecdotes and gardening tips from visitors to The Greenwich Garden

Wednesday 1 August - Lead artist Emily Tracy

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12am Help create an alternative garden by making flowers from discarded bottles and plastic cups.  Yesterday’s trash will be transformed into today’s recycled garden

2pm Using corrugated plastic and silhouette participants will make their own lantern depicting Greenwich’s iconic buildings, the river, its history and importance to the area.

4pm Help create the wishing satellites - spheres created from recycled cups. Add images, wishes and thoughts to create a garden of spheres 

Thursday 2 August - Lead artist Emily Tracy

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12am Help create an alternative garden by making flowers from discarded bottles and plastic cups.  Yesterday’s trash will be transformed into today’s recycled garden

2pm Using corrugated plastic and silhouette participants will make their own lantern depicting Greenwich’s iconic buildings, the river, its history and importance to the area.

4pm Help create the wishing satellites - spheres created from recycled cups. Add images, wishes and thoughts to create a garden of spheres 

Friday 3 August - Lead artist Polly Brannan

11am Each morning the Avant-Gardeners will start the day with some gentle gardening and a herbal tea. Join us as we help nurture that miniature gardens that will be passed on to local community groups at the end of the festival

12pm Imagining Greenwich - Over the course of the day we invite participants to help create a map of the Greenwich Peninsula using recycled materials and plenty of imagination. During the day we will host guided tours of the fantasy model of Greenwich and ask what will Greenwich look like in the future?

More dates to follow.....

Entry to City Noises is paid for but we are arranging for free entry to some Greenwich Garden workshops and special community days.  More information about free entry will be available soon please e-mail paul@avantgardening.org for more info as it becomes available

Peninsula Festival, Area 12, Greenwich, London

 

The Greenwich Garden


The Greenwich Garden is a temporary space created for play, debate, gardening and social interaction that will spring into life between 25 July and 12 August 2012 when we will be offering a wide range of interactions and workshops ranging from kite making to seed ball production, gardening workshops to lantern making, fanzine production to natural dye workshops. We will also be hosting informal debates and salons in the garden and inviting local people to propose their manifesto for public spaces and a greener Greenwich. 
Located in an almost forgotten urban oasis and against a facade of Greenwich’s iconic buildings, designed and built by award-winning designer Hilary Blackburn, we invite you to join us and to become an integral part of the design and development of the space. As the residency progresses The Greenwich Garden will fill with colour as more community groups and local residents plant their miniature gardens which will be a repository of their hopes and aspirations for the future. The gardens created will, at the end of the residency, be donated to local community groups to enhance their green spaces and carry the wishes of the participants back into the community to create a legacy for the future
The Avant-Gardeners are currently planning a wide-ranging programme of activities and a full timetable will be available online shortly.

To keep up to date with all the latest news please keep an eye on the following websites

www.avantgardening.org

www.streamarts.org.uk

http://greenwicheast.blogspot.co.uk/

The Greenwich Garden is a collaboration between Avant-Gardening and Stream Arts and is made possible through funding from Awards For All and Arts Council, England. The work will be exhibited as part of City Noises, an EU funded exhibition that will be resident at  Area 12, Greenwich Peninsula between 25 July and 12 August 2012

Google Map link to site for The Greenwich Garden

 

Topics: [architecture] [community engagement] [environment] [Greenwich] [regeneration]

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation