Lambeth Wilds – Clay and Community
An exhibition, film screening and drop-in workshop celebrating clay artist Katie Spragg and Lambeth Young Carers’ residency at the Garden Museum. There is an exploratory nature walk prior to each drop-in session.
Their project focuses on wild, opportunistic plants and the way they may be overlooked or ‘hidden’, celebrating and making visible both these plants and communities local to the museum, such as young carers, who may also be overlooked or hidden. From their research, and having learned new skills in ceramics and animation, the young people have created a collaborative digital stop-frame clay animation.
See the completed animation alongside Katie’s research, drawings and ceramics tests for a major site-specific installation she is currently developing for the museum.
Have a go yourself: Katie and the young people are on hand to demonstrate techniques for modelling plants and creating pressings and textures in clay. Add your contributions to a three-dimensional, collaborative nature diary that evolves and grows over the two days, inspiring the final commission being developed for the museum.
There is a short guided walk (30 minutes) running at 12pm each day, exploring nature in unexpected places around the museum.
As this is a free event, people can access the learning space and attend without paying the Garden Museum entry fee.
The project is funded by Arts Council England.
The Garden Museum is accessible for wheelchair users.