September 18, 2023 - September 18, 2023
Drawing in Nature with artist Kay Walsh.
In a series of 8 workshops we will be exploring the green spaces within the local area.
In an urban environment there are many forgotten or hidden spaces that exist between the curb, railway lines, carparks and side streets.
By focusing on these micro climates we can discover a variety of plants within nature that we may generally overlook. These are spaces where nature is free from constraint, a space between and on the fringes.
Using mobile phones we will document the urban edgelands to create a collection of untamed nature images that slip between city and countryside whilst other known spaces are maintained.
Whatever our relationship to nature is we can all get closer. Through a series of encounters we hope to introduce local residents and workers to listen in, see and experience what may have been hidden or previously unnoticed within the urban environment.
Research shows even a micro encounter with the natural world can improve mood and well being by tuning into our surroundings.
In a series of 8 workshops we will be exploring the green spaces within the local area using our senses to create, observe and record and inhabit these spaces in new ways.
Presented by Team London Bridge as part of its programme for Totally Thames.