Art and biodiversity

6
Oct

A Postcard from The Fugitive Wild Plot – Botanical Ink Making with Carolyn Morton

As part of our series of short films for Postcards from the Plot, our project which aims to explore the meaning and importance of allotments, artist Carolyn Morton introduces the process of botanical ink making on her Birmingham allotment plot. The first video guides us around Carolyn’s allotment, aptly named The Fugitive Wild Plot. This is a rich source of

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22
Sep

A Postcard from Oxbarn Avenue Allotments – Printmaking with Linda Nevill

Postcards from the Plot is project that encompasses a series of films and activities that explore allotments and creativity to help us to make connections at a time of social distancing. In our latest film RBSA artist Linda Nevill shares some printmaking techniques using natural materials found on her plot, at Oxbarn Avenue Allotments in Wolverhampton. In the video, Linda

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16
Sep

A Postcard from Kanj’s Kitchen – Sri Lankan Dhal with Kanj Nicholas

In the second of our series of short films for Postcards from the Plot, our project which aims to explore the meaning and importance of allotments, Kanj Nicholas shared one of her favourite Sri Lankan Recipes. The perfect remedy for any allotment gluts, this courgette and spinach Dhal is a lesson in using home grown food to create wonderful meals to

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7
Sep

Allotment Connections in Wolverhampton & Beyond

Postcards from the Plot is a project that encompasses many things, but at the heart of it lies the idea of creating connections. We have all had to work hard over the past months to stay connected and a realisation has struck many of us as to just how important it is to stay in touch, support each other and

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20
Jul

How to Make A Nature Mandala

  We love observing nature and creating land art at Boundary Way. It is all about exploring natural patterns, focusing in on nature and using found materials to replicate these patterns! Over the years we have made many a mandala in the community garden, with the help of artists, schools and the public, and in this time we thought it

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12
Jul

30 Days Wild Instagram Roundup

We took part in the 30 Days Wild challenge on Instagram, an initiative by The Wildlife Trust that is all about noticing and connecting with nature where you live and helping nature where you can. It was a fantastic daily photo challenge to help inspire people to get outdoors and with this being especially important right now for our wellbeing,

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15
Aug

An Artist’s Foray Into Fungi in Photographs

  To mark the start of our mushroom project, artist Hannah Boyd ran a workshop for the artists and team involved in the project to spark their creativity. The workshop was to inspire the artists to see mushrooms and fungi in a new and exciting way to help them create even more amazing artwork throughout the project. Today we are

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24
Jul

Magnifying Mushrooms Open Day: Art and Science

We are so excited to be holding an exciting Fungi Open Day on 7th September 2019 in our Boundary Way Community Garden. There will be fun for all the family with the theme of an exploration of fungi and interrelationships in nature. The day will mark the culmination of our six month Magnifying Mushrooms project all about fungi supported by

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11
Jun

An Inspirational Session of Fungi Stitching

Saturday marked the beginning of a series of exciting textile workshops at Boundary Way. The workshops are all being run by local textile artist and the Chair of the Wolverhampton Branch of the Embroiderers Guild, Elise Stewart. The first session was an exciting look into basic ways to make beautiful embroidery inspired by the allotment’s fungi and the results were fascinating.

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28
May

Fascinating Fungi Explored in Textile Workshops with artist Elise Stewart

After working with artist Elise Stewart on her brilliant Beyondness of Bees Project, we are delighted to announce that she will be returning to Boundary Way to offer visitors exciting and unique opportunities to investigate and creatively respond to the world of fungi. Elise will be running three separate, fascinating workshops, allowing participants to explore a variety of textile art

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