We are delighted to share that we have been awarded Offsite 9 funding from Creative Black Country. This funding is allowing us to run RESET, a programme of exciting events that will add value and compliment British Art Show 9, a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates recent art made in Britain, when it runs in Wolverhampton during Spring 2022.
Today we are announcing our RESET programme as part of Offsite 9, for which we will be hosting an Open Day and workshops exploring the themes of tactics for togetherness and imagining new futures, and hope you will be able to join us. British Art Show 9 is a contemporary art exhibition currently hosted by Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the University’s School of Art, and it’s so exciting to joining the celebrations that this important exhibition are bringing to the city.
Here's the events and workshops that we've got coming up, we'd love for you to join us! Read on to find out how you can be part of Offsite 9!
1. RESET Open day | Saturday 19th March (12- 5pm) | Drop In at Boundary Way
Join us for an immersive experience at Boundary Way’s Community Garden and find out more about the creative projects that we have been working on from lockdown to 2022. We’ll be unveiling a new film about how people have found creative inspiration at Boundary Way and in the green spaces of allotment by Graham Everitt, presenting artwork by local schools and sharing poetry from members of the Boundary Way Writer’s Group.
Alongside the showcase, there will be a chance to explore the community garden and relax in the polytunnel with a cup of masala chai tea. We will also be joined by Wolves Play Cafe, who will be offering drop in nature activities for families with children. The whole day is drop in, so there's no need to book, just come and explore and enjoy the relaxing community garden and showcase of work. We can't wait to see you!
2. Boundary Way Writer’s Group | 21st March (2-4pm) | Online | Booking Required
This month, our online Writer’s Group will be joined by Wolverhampton’s new Poet laureate Kuli Kholi, who will be setting some nature inspired writing prompts that link with the themes of the British Art Show 9.
Boundary Way Project offer monthly friendly, online meetings for anyone interested in writing poetry and prose that explores nature and green issues. Suitable for all abilities, they provide an opportunity to create and share poetry in a relaxed workshop.
Book your free place on this fun, friendly session here.
3. Botanical ink making workshop with Carolyn Morton | 2nd April (2-5pm) at Boundary Way | Booking Required
Join artist Carolyn Morton for a unique opportunity to make botanical inks in the community garden at Boundary Way Allotments. Join us at Boundary Way in early Spring to spend an afternoon exploring colour in the natural world. Connecting to the British Art Show’s theme of ‘tactics for togetherness’ we will work with wild plant communities to make botanical inks.
We're delighted that Carolyn, 'Camo' Morton will be visiting us on site at Boundary Way following her Virtual sessions with Boundary Way Project during lockdown. Carolyn is a Birmingham based participatory artist who works with natural materials and uses her allotment as a rich resource for her work, you can find out more about her work via her website here.
Find out more and book your place for £25.00 here.
4. Practice sustainability - online artists talk and professional development session with Carolyn Morton | 7th April (10am-12) | Online | Booking Required
Join us for a welcoming interactive session exploring ways of working that reduce environmental impacts & support personal wellbeing. Carolyn “Camo” Morton will explore what sustainability means for artists through a talk and discussion about her practice and the contexts in which she works. This will be an interactive space to reflect on how artists work today through the lens of the British Art Show’s theme of “tactics for togetherness”.
This workshop is suitable for artists at any stage of their career and anyone who would like to find out more about working as an artist in a climate and ecological emergency.
Find out more and book your place for £5.00 here.
What a jam packed programme to celebrate the British Art Show 9, we can't wait to get started and hope to see you at one (or more!) of the workshops and events in our upcoming programme! Remember not all of our events are on-site, some are online, so even if you don't live locally you will still be able to get involved.
This programme is made possible with support from Creative Black Country, Arts Council England Creative People, Creative Places and Paycare. It is also supported by Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.