Announcing a new project for the Fall of 2016 at Trillium North Park.
Three local artists, Melodie Flook, David Gowman and Arlin ffrench, will be joining us at our work space at Trillium. The group projects to be undertaken include collaborative fence weaving using local plants (Festoonery), a handmade rain catchment system carved from local trees (Rain Collectors) and a walking-spinning wheel for ongoing community use.
These site-enhancement projects will add to our ongoing creation of a beautiful, inspiring and “made-by-hand’ environment; an oasis of creativity and community in this urban, industrial and reclaimed green-space.
All of these projects have room for community participation!
Festoonery: with Melodie Flook
Throughout September 6-8 pm Mondays and Thursdays
Thurs Sep 15th, 22nd, 29th and Mon Sep 19th, 26th
The project includes instruction in rope-making, crocheting, knitting and lace patterning.
All dates are at Trillium North
Rain Collectors: with David Gowman
Throughout September 1-5pm Sundays 11th, 18th, 25th
all dates are at Maclean Park Fieldhouse- 710 Keefer Street, installation at Trillium TBA
Walking Spinning Wheel: with Arlin ffrench
Arlin is working with a group of spinners as collaborative consultants in the community to create the wheel. Public work dates tba, spinning demonstrations at Final Celebration October 1st.
All of this joint action by participants coming together to work- the time spent in this common pursuit- is the physical action of how we weave our social fabric. Working together in the park we are turning industrial shipping containers into a creative meeting place that fits our aspiration of building a third place – the ‘community outdoor living room.’
FOR CULTURE DAYS: Join us Saturday October 1st from 1-4pm to participate in the Festoonery project, sample the walking wheel and see the new rain catchment system in place!
Thanks to Vancouver Park Board: Neighbourhood Matching Fund for making this project possible.