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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

 

Waste Transformed

This is a project funded by the British Science Association for Science Week https://www.britishscienceweek.org/ We will work with a group of survivors of domestic abuse, part of a new group called 4Transform.

Inspired by the work of Jan Eric Visser we will explore waste, its composition and its potential for becoming something more creative, useful, beautiful, quirky, thought-provoking, practical...

Bringing back the trash

 

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.

Some exciting events and projects are planned for the Spring season!  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.

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

Waste Transformed

Project Outline

We will work with artists and materials scientist Andrew Mayes to look at what waste is made of, and what we can do with it, and how to transform it into new objects.  Whether our new objects are useful, beautiful, playful or funny - they will prove that waste has a useful future - thought-provoking and valuable.

All materials will be supplied, or found and the project will be conducted in a supportive and friendly atmosphere with plenty of help and advice available at each stage.

Dates

10 - 18 March With the support of project team, source, investigate and transform a selected body of waste material

22 March Show and tell for group members, and discussion of results with project team

21 April Earth Day display with KLimate group in St Nicholas church exhibition

Apply via 4Transform tztransform2@gmail.com or  mail@groundworkgallery.com 

Funded by the British Science Association, for British Science Week, 9-18 March

About 4Transform

Our group is run by survivors and we are committed  to supporting    anyone  affected by domestic abuse  using creativity  to improve your wellbeing. 

 

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