Join PhD student Kam Rehal for a collaborative art workshop in the Vine Road Community Garden. Participants are invited to take part in Kam's research, which will involve a collaborative drawing activity and a chance to discuss your experiences of growing. Anyone involved in the growing project is welcome to attend - whether you're a regular or have only been once. No experience with art is necessary.
Looking for Participants for new research exploring how individuals relate to their plot-holding practices:
I am looking for growers to participate in a collaborative drawing / mark-making activity and at the same time join in a conversation that supports us to discuss our perspectives and experiences of growing, connecting to the land, and being part of a growing community. The workshops do not require Participants to have any previous experience or expertise in art.
What happens in the workshop?
I arrive on site with the materials and tools we'll be using within the collaborative mark-making and conversation workshop. These are a big folding table we can all meet around, papers, pens, inks, clay, plaster and drawing and printing tools. The mark-making activities are related to some of the physical activities and processes of growing — digging, planting, picking, sharing — but don't worry, it's not hard work! We come together to draw, and at the same time speak about our connections to growing, collaborating on a group drawing and a group conversation. The workshops will be taking place with different allotment groups and growing projects across the summer.
The collaborative drawing method is being tested as a way to support an open group conversation, where members of a group can spend some time creating something together, whilst giving voice to their individual thoughts and experiences. The aim of the research project is to gather a range of perspectives from groups across the country, providing a rich and diverse set of conversations that relate to specific sites, places and practices. Once the conversations have been collected, I will invite participating groups to think about how we might share these with everyone that has participated in the project.
You can find information, and images of previous workshops here:
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