Exhibitions at GroundWork stimulate discussion and greater knowledge between artists, creators, community leaders, scientists, campaigners, and local people. We host regular events in the gallery to explore the themes of our exhibitions.Sign up to our email list to be the first to know about events at GroundWork.

 

The Art and Politics of Trash

Saturday 28 April 2.00 - 6.00 pm

Followed by showing of the award-winning film Trashed, 6.30 - 8.30 pm

 
 

The Poetry of Trash

Saturday 14 April 2.00-5.00 pm with Emilie Dufresne.

Emilie Dufresne ran a workshop on Trash-Poems that explored how we can use found objects and words in the form of trash and repurpose and recycle them into something new, something of value.

The Spring season has featured an exciting variety of events.  A study day on the Art and Politics of Waste; Readings and courses on The Poetry of Waste; A special showing of Trashed, a film by Candida Brady, featuring commentary by Jeremy Irons, with a q&a with the film-maker....

The Art and Politics of Trash

Saturday 28 April 2.00 - 6.00 pm & film show 6.30-8.30 pm

GroundWork Gallery's study afternoons are always stimulating and thought-provoking. Expect to gain extra insights from the artists and lots of opportunity for discussion on wider themes arising from the work on show.

 

The Art & Politics of Trash

Study and discussion afternoon Saturday 28 April 2018

GroundWork Gallery

2.00 - 2.10 Introduction

2.10 - 2.50 Jan Eric Visser, Rotterdam, Artist) Household trash as art and politics

2.50 - 3.10 David Ousby, (Cambridge, Wood Fuel / Hot Logs). A story of wood recycling

3.10 - 3.30 Gina Glover (London/ Northants, Artist) Plastic bottles and the Entangled Bank

3.30 - 4.00 Tea

4.00 - 4.40 Tim Holt Wilson (Suffolk, Geologist/Writer) Talking Garbage

4.40 - 5.10 Henry/Bragg (London, Artists) Landfill

5.10 - 5.40 Nicole Barton, (Cambridge Carbon Footprint). Cambridge repair cafes and Jenny Langley, (Cambridge, Artist) CirculART

5.40 - 6.00 Discussion

Trashed 

Film show and discussion with director Candida Brady

Marriotts Warehouse, 5 mins walk on South Quay

6.30 Drinks at Marriotts Warehouse  - provided by King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club

7.00 Viewing of Trashed, 1 hr 38 mins

8.40 Discussion with Candida Brady

Tickets £6.00 each event or £10 for both together. Book via mail@groundworkgallery.com, or 01553 340714

 

The Poetry of Trash

Saturday 14 April 2.00 - 5.00 pm with Emilie Dufresne

Emilie Dufresne ran a workshop on Trash-Poems exploring how we can use found objects and words in the form of trash and repurpose and recycle them into something new, something of value.

The workshop involved a hands-on approach, as we found our own trash to work with in the workshop. 

We thought of different ways to assemble the words and textures of trash, in ways that complemented or juxtaposed each other, both in appearance and meaning.

We discussed why we chose certain items and words and why we assembled our poems in the way we did, and then talked about the choices we made in this process and why.

The workshop was suitable for both experienced poets and people who are looking to start writing. Materials were provided on the day and participants brought along a journal and pen for short introductory exercises and jotting ideas.

Tickets £6.00. Bookable via mail@groundworkgallery.com, or 01553 340714