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.

 

Events

Pivotal - art, writing, environment

Ways to collaborate

Saturday 25 November 2017

3.00-6.00

This workshop will act as the starting point for collaborative conversations and ways to generate ideas between and across visual and text-based media. You don't need to be working in a collaborative process to be able to find this workshop useful.

 

 

 
 

Previous events

The last exciting GroundWork event was: Fire and Ice: The Art of Climate Change. Saturday October 28. 3-6pm.

 
 

Tom Burke delivering the Keynote presentation at Fire and Ice, The Art of Climate Change on 28 October

Gina Glover speaking at Fire and Ice, The Art of Climate Change on 28 Octobe

 

Hilary Mayo appearing remotely on film.

 

 

 

Events

Coming next....

The workshop will introduce a number of ways in which artists / writers can collaborate on projects. Mother and Daughter relationships are tricky at the best of times, however Smith and Finbow took this to a new level by working collaboratively on a project on a remote Finnish Island. What they learnt from this process has been turned in to an artist’s book, Pivotal, but the learning is still happening!

Collaborations within the arts have been going on since time began, but understanding how the work is created can at times seem veiled and difficult to understand when collaborative outcomes can often feel effortless. Who made what? What conversations were had? Were the expectations and hopes of both parties realised? It is a complex process, even finding the right person to collaborate with can feel like an impossible task at times!

This workshop will act as the starting point for collaborative conversations and ways to generate ideas between and across visual and text-based media. You don't need to be working in a collaborative process to be able to find this workshop useful. 

 

The workshop will involve, storytelling, writing, photography (using camera phones) and hopefully laughter.

Dr Jenifer Smith and Alice Finbow will also give a reading and slide show from their collaborative project Pivotal.

Book now:  mail@groundworkgallery.com

Suitable for:

16 years upwards

People who have an interest in writing and or visual arts

No previous experience necessary, this is suitable for beginners through to practising writers and makers.

 

Previous events

Saturday 28 October: Fire and Ice: The Art of Climate Change

The latest in a series of talks and panel discussions stimulated by the exhibition themes.

Chaired by Tom Burke CBE, Director of E3G the prominent environmental organisation.  Contributors included: Gina Glover (Artist-exhibitor), Jack Heslop, (Engineer, WSP),  Jessica Rayner (Artist-exhibitor), Simon Read, (Artist). 

Increasingly we live in a world which has to cope with changing weather patterns, environmental shocks and disasters.

Whatever the causes, and wherever the effects are felt, our responses and solutions need to be practical ones if human society is to survive.

But what are the roles, in any field involved, for the imagination, for creativity, ingenuity?

To what extent can we maintain a harmony with nature?

Is it helpful for arts, sciences and engineers to interact, and if so, how?

Can our future be creatively re-imagined?

 

Jessica Rayner speaking at Fire and Ice: The Art of Climate Change, on 28 October

Jack Heslop talking and James Murray-White filming at Fire and Ice, The Art of Climate Change on 28 October

Gina Glover's concluding questions....

 

For other previous events and campaigns see: Ideas, Themes and Projects