Teambuilding With Moodys

Projects and Events

Last Tuesday, Art in the Park worked with employers from Moodys by holding a teambuilding exercise at the Lensbury Hotel in Teddington. People were divided into groups of 13 and given 1 hour and a half to create a iconic European building. Each 14 groups were amongst 5 rooms holding at least 2 professional artists to work with and advise the teams. The challenge was made competitive with Art in the Park bags containing bars of local chocolate from South London’s Melange as prizes.

willow

Cardboard

cutting

st pauls

detail

buildings

There were some impressive structures made and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thanks to everyone involved.

Open Squares Art Trail

News, Projects and Events

A few photos from our art trail around Chumleigh Gardens as part of the Open Squares weekend back in June.

Bill Hudson's work from art trail
By William Hudson

Jane Higginbottom's work from art trail
By Jane Higginbottom

Andrea Sinclair's work from art trail

Andrea Sinclair's work from art trail
By Andrea Sinclair

Screen Printing at Chumleigh (Open) Garden

Projects and Events

As promised, we have some photos of the Open Garden screen printing workshop to share with you!

As part of Chumleigh Garden’s Open Square Weekend of activities we ran a screen printing workshop across the weekend. We had some lovely weather and some even lovlier (and rather talented) screen printers – it was a great weekend!

Sign

Queue

Printing

Bunting

Screen Printing

Bags

Thank you to all our volunteers and everyone who worked so hard to make the weekend a great success.

Open Studio

Projects and Events

A few weekends ago we took part in London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend on June 8th-9th – with an Open Studio!

As well as an art trail around the beautiful Chumleigh Gardens and a screen printing workshops (more lovely photos of these to come soon….) we opened up our studio to the public and filled it with some recent work by our artists.

Open Studio

Walling Hanging

Baby Sketch

Waves

Wood cutting

Ink flowers

Structure sketchs

Paper impressions

Metal wall sculptures

And stay tuned for more blog posts and gorgeous photographs of some of the other things we were up to that weekend!

#drawingoftheweek

Artists

Drawing of the Week

Art in the Park artist William M. Hudson is currently exhibiting at Harrow Arts Centre in his new exhibition #drawingoftheweek.

William Hudson spent the last year working in small sketch books as he travelled around London, England, Galicia in Spain and Scotland, using various modes of transport from London bus/tube, train, sleeper train, canal boat and plane. These drawings were a way to let his mind wonder. Free-drawing for him is a form of contemplating and mediating, sometimes as a way to escape the busy commute, other times to rejoice in the pleasure of travelling.

William worked in seven sketch books, producing 210 drawing. 52 drawings were picked as #drawingoftheweek and posted on twitter and facebook. In this show he will be exhibiting prints and sculpture works inspired by the 52 drawings.

The parameters he set for the #drawingoftheweek project were:

  • Post one drawing every week of a year on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Once a drawing has been started, it must be finished.
  • Record and date where the drawing was started and finished.
  • Start each drawing by trying to blank out everything around me and see what marks are first to be made.
  • Don’t have any preconceived ideas of how to finish a drawing; just keep drawing, until it feels finished.

This exhibition will run until Sunday June 2nd. Find out more about this exhibition here.
See more of William M. Hudson’s work and #drawingoftheweeks here.

Getting Creative at the May Fair

Projects and Events

We had such a wonderful time this weekend at Burgess Park May Fair. Take a look below at some of the highlights of the day!

May Fair Poster

Screen Printing

Art in the Park artists Andrea Sinclair and William Hudson ran a screen printing workshop where people could print their own designs onto our bags.

Art in the Pak Bag

Trustee Amanda Jackson modelling one of our May Fair bags

Drawing Designs

Monster Drawing

Cutting out letters and shapes (and monsters!) to be printed.

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

A freshly printed bag is revealed!

Brick Making

Artists Francis Wright and Simon Veis also ran a brick making workshop.

Brick Making

Brick Making

Brick Making

Adults and children made their own patterns in the bricks and embedded seeds into them.

Bricks

Thanks to everyone who took part in our brick making and screen printing workshops – what a lot of creative and talented people!!

Burgess May Fair…. A Sneak Peek!

News, Projects and Events

Only one more day to go until Burgess Park May Fair 2013!!!

There’ll be lots going on in and around our studio, including Flow Art Art Trail….
Come and find our temporary art trail located along one of the pretty new woodland walks in Burgess Park.

Working with groups from Unwin Well London Delivery Team and Divine Rescue, artists from Art in the Park have made small sculptures from unfired clay with seeds of native woodland plants embedded into them. Plants such as red campion, wild garlic, meadowsweet and nettle-leaved bellfower.

The ‘seed-bomb’ sculptures are in the form of variously shaped bottles and containers, referring to the ceramics and lemonade bottle industries and factories which once existed here, where there is now parkland.

Flow Art Installation Map

Spot these collections of small sculptures installed around the trees in a couple of clearings in the woodland. They won’t last as such for long. With the weathering of rain, wind and sun the clay will slowly sink into the ground and the seeds will grow.

Project participants have also created silk-screen prints on paper, cotton bags (with the design above!) and cards, relating to the theme, which will be sold during the Mayfair.

May Fair 2013 Poster

And there’ll be lots more to see and do in our studio and all over the park. Hope to see you there!!

Hello!

News

Hello there! And welcome to our brand new blog!!!

It’s feeling a little empty right now, but don’t worry, we’ll soon fix that!
Stay tuned for…..

  • Details about our upcoming projects, events and classes
  • Artists’ news and inspirations
  • Photographs of artworks past and present
  • Recipes from our kitchen and gardening tips from the Heart Garden
  • and plenty more!

In the meantime you can take a look at our upcoming and current events or browse through some of our past projects.

Hope you enjoy the new site!