Art

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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14
Sep

A Postcard from Leith – How to Create Anthotypes with Hannah Ayre

Postcards from the Plot is our current project and encapsulates a series of films and activities that explore allotments and creativity, helping us to make connections at a time of social distancing. Last week, we shared our first film with artist Hannah Ayre and we are so thrilled to be sharing more about it in today’s blog post. In the

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27
Aug

‘Poet’s, Prattler’s & Pandemonialists’ Explore Boundary Way

  We are really looking forward to working with ‘Poet’s, Prattler’s & Pandemonialists’ as part of our new project Postcards from the Plot, which aims to explore the meaning and importance of allotments through a series of creative commissions. Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger and Dave Pitt are the wonderful poets that make up the collective and as part of the

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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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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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17
May

Upcoming Creative Workshops Exploring Fungi at Boundary Way

We’re looking forward to an innovative programme of creative workshops exploring the importance and beauty of the fungi at Boundary Way. In this series of workshops we will be working with local artists, scientists and plant experts to represent the fungi in new and exciting ways through art exploration. Join us in the Community Garden to explore drawing, painting, experimental

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30
Apr

Beyondness of Bees Exhibition Enchants Visitors

On Saturday, we were delighted to welcome artists Sue Brisco and Elise Stewart to Boundary Way with a wonderful exhibition that marks the culmination of their project ‘The Beyondness of Bees’. The  exhibition of work was created by participants in project and surrounded the theme of the world of bees. Arts and science came together with drawing and textiles in this

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15
Apr

Magnifying Mushrooms

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funding from Grow Wild UK and Creative Black Country to run a creative project exploring the fungi at Boundary Way Allotments & Community Garden. ‘Magnifying Mushrooms’ will bring together artists, scientists and plant experts. We’ll be looking closely at fungi and finding out more about interconnections in nature. We will be

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16
Mar

Let’s Talk About Fungi.

We are thrilled to announce that Boundary Way’s Project co-ordinator Holly Pleydell has achieved success with her application for Youth Award funding from Grow Wild UK and the National Lottery Community Fund. Holly has devised a brand new project combining investigations into fungi with an artistic commission, entitled ‘Let’s Talk About Fungi’. The grant for £500 will kickstart research into

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