Boundary Way Project are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our work, exploring sustainable arts practice and raising awareness of the climate and ecological emergency.

What we have done

Since 2015 we have explored artistic practice using materials that are abundant and renewable on our site. Ideally aiming for an approach based on principles from nature, where everything is returned to the soil.

We have also carried out wide ranging research and networking linking with a range of organisations and individuals to support our work

This has included: (selected projects)

From 2016-2018 we worked with Julie's Bicycle a charity mobilising the arts and culture sector to take action on the climate and ecological crisis. They facilitated exploratory work with our team to examine the role of allotments and the work of Boundary Way Project in exploring and raising awareness of the climate and ecological crisis, through workshops with Lucy Latham.

A land art residency at Boundary Way with Lancashire based artists Richard Shilling and Julia Brooklyn. (2017-18)

A fungi inspired project, Magnifying Mushrooms bringing together mycologist Rich Wright with a team of locally based artists to create an exhibition and education programme recognising the importance of fungi. (2019)

Research and mapping of plants on our site and their uses through the seasons with herbalist Maria Billington (2016-2021) with plant tours, mapping and workshops with schools and community groups.

Exploration of seasonal folklore traditions and stories with artist and folklorist Anne Marie Lagram including a series of themed workshops. (2018-2021)

Hosted  The Beyondness of Bees exhibition created by artists Sue Brisco and Elise Stewart in conjunction with Wildside Activity Centre. (2019) The show brought together arts and science combining creative work in textiles and painting with macro exploration of the world of bees.

Programmed events as part of Season for Change in 2018 and 2021, a UK wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change.

Taken part in Wolverhampton Artists Open Studios weekend in 2017 and 2018

Created a Virtual Residency with artist Hannah Ayre at Penn Fields School in 2020 supporting wellbeing and nature connection during lockdown.

Worked with allotment historian Twigs Way to uncover the story of our site and its sense of place. (2016-2018)

Commissioned poems inspired by nature at Boundary Way working with Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists  and Wolverhampton Punjabi Women’s Writing Group in 2020

Facilitated the development of Boundary Way Writer’s Group bringing together people in the UK and beyond to create and share poetry inspired by nature and environmental themes 2020-21

Supported the development of INKollective a botanical ink making group initiated by artist Carolyn Morton bringing together artists across the UK to share and collaborate on projects exploring plant inks and eco pigments 2020-21.

Commissioned a series of films working with filmmaker Rachel Gillies sharing nature connection and allotments through creative and environmental activities 2020-2021

Created an online programme of workshops and events to bring people together during isolation and social distancing in 2020 and 2021.

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