This project is an example of how exhibitions at GroundWork stimulate discussion and action between artists, creators, community leaders, scientists, campaigners, and local people. We host regular projects 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.
This began as a project funded by the British Science Association for Science Week https://www.britishscienceweek.org/ We have continued ever since then, weekly.
Waste Transformed - the original project
Inspired by the work of Jan Eric Visser we have been exploring waste, its composition and its potential for becoming something more creative, useful, beautiful, quirky, thought-provoking, practical...
Waste Transformed - Visible Mending
At the end of June 2018 we tried a variation of our Waste Transformed programme and did a visible mending workshop
Visible Mending workshops will continue monthly on the following dates: 21st July; 18th August; 15th September; 20th October; 17th November.
Bring along your holey jumpers, torn jeans, damaged, stained tablecloths, clothes... and some colourful threads. You might also bring scraps of fabric and threads to share with other participants.
Originally inspired by the work of Jan Eric Visser and the other artists showing as part of TrashArt, we began exploring waste, its composition and its potential for becoming something more creative, useful, beautiful, quirky, thought-provoking, practical...
Jan Eric Visser began his relationship with King's Lynn by exploring its waste. In 2017 he took a walk along the banks of the River Great Ouse and collected 11 items which he subsequently turned into art - on show as part of TrashArt, until June 2, 2018 ...
We have worked 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 have been supplied, or found and the project conducted in a supportive and friendly atmosphere with plenty of help and advice available at each stage.
The original project ran from 12 March - 21 April 2018
23 March Show and tell with Dr Andrew Mayes from UEA, to discuss composition of materials and plan next stage of making with project team
Culmination was on 21 April, Earth Day, with a display with the KLimate group in St Nicholas church exhibition
Funded by the British Science Association, for British Science Week, 9-18 March
Our group is run by survivors and we are committed to supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse using creativity to improve your wellbeing.
Here is what members have said about previous projects:
“The project is me literally im like a womble collect up loadsa random stuff and make something amazing!!xx”
“ what’ special about Creativity is using the combination of supporting people by building relationships around making things like you never knew you could “