Under Construction 2017

Under Construction 2017

Mycelium spores, vegetation, water, flour, forestry rope, angle irons, sand, sandbags, marking flag (pink for temporary survey area), flashlights, darkness. Made and unmade by hand. 

Duration: Variable 

Participants: 9

Instructions: The room is occupied by an assembly of construction materials, several of which are living, flashlights are provided.

 

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Living Objects (selected) 2017

Living Objects (selected) 2017

Mycelium spores, vegetation, sand, water, flour, air heat, light, darkness. Angle irons, recycled LDPE, jute twine. Made and unmade by hand.

Duration: Variable

 

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Living Objects (selected) 2017

Living Objects (selected) 2017

Mycelium spore, vegetation, water, flour, air, heat, light, darkness. Angle irons, recycled LDPE, jute twine. Made and unmade by hand.

Duration: Variable

Exhibition: W.I.P Group Show, Bartlett Exhibition and Performance Space, 611 Alexander Visual Art Studios, Vancouver, Canada.

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BEE WILD! GARDEN

BEE WILD! GARDEN

The BEE WILD! GARDEN is a learning garden created to attract bees, pollinating insects and wildlife to gardening sites around the school. The garden has a wild planting scheme, which works with the built car park environment and also elements from the surrounding island landscape. Through the hard work and dedication of the school community we have transformed what was, a once grass-covered, unused and uninspiring series of access spaces to the school grounds into a haven for wildlife and a new site for outdoor learning.   

The site includes a rubble garden, full of bee friendly and multi-sensory planting, as well as a mix of our greatly anticipated selection of regional wild flowers. Our bug hotel designed by student Archie Walker is made from natural, reused and recycled materials. The hotel and new turf seat, along with a tire pond and trail of wild planters and borders has created new and exciting habitats for bees, animals and other insect life.

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BEE BARRELS & SCHOOL VEG GARDENS

BEE BARRELS & SCHOOL VEG GARDENS

The Bee Barrels in our new school vegetable gardens have encourage pollinators to visit the site, with our first crops of vegetables arriving this summer! Our school vegetable gardens include 4 One Planet Picnic Pocket Gardens which were entered into the National One Planet Picnic Schools Competition this year, with fantastic results.

 

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BAILEY BANNATYNE'S GIGHA GARDEN

BAILEY BANNATYNE'S GIGHA GARDEN

This June Isle of Gigha School was awarded the My Favourite Pocket Garden Award at Gardening Scotland 2017 for Bailey Bannatyne’s Gigha Garden. Visitors especially enjoyed how the garden encapsulated our children’s love for their island and its beautiful natural heritage. Successes like this have encouraged the forming of a new School Gardening Club where families have the opportunity to learn gardening design, basic construction and horticultural skills.

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Community Plant Swap

Community Plant Swap

One of our Project highlights was a community Plant Swap. This event was a great opportunity for the school community to meet the wider island community, to swap plants and seedlings like for like, exchange horticultural knowledge and gardening ideas. Hosted by the Achamore Gardens Trust our mini pavilion was full of summer gardening buzz as we presented our BEE WILD! projects.

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ECO FRIENDLY

ECO FRIENDLY

Through the reuse of refuse on the original site and materials donated by the local community from across the island, our gardens have been created using 100% reused and recycled materials.

Since January 2017 Amy Wilson Arts has worked in partnership with the school to produce over 1,000 organic plants from seed, populating the school communities gardening projects with locally grown vegetables and flowers.

We eagerly await the blooming of our Grow Wild UK sponsored wild flower borders and Bee Barrels this Autumn! Our sunflowers are already in full bloom! 

 

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THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE

These gardens will be used by the school community as a site for science, sustainability, innovation and design lessons and projects. The gardens will continue to develop over time through place based learning adventures.

Our future plans aim to continue to increase biodiversity and bee friendly planting on the school grounds. The Children of Gigha are keen to keep their own bees in the near future and they will be starting a mini orchard and developing a soft fruit garden this autumn/winter.

They are keen to use the soft fruit garden and mini orchard to teach island visitors about the important role pollinators have in our community through sustaining the health and liveliness of our local gardens and wider island environment.

 

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THANKS

THANKS

The Children of Gigha are passionate and creative advocates of change and these project have created new collaborations and partnerships. They would like to thank the Isle of Gigha School Staff, Parent Council and Community, Amy Wilson director of AWA and designer of the BEE WILD! Garden, Mike Stanesby, Helen McBrearty, the Business people, farmers and gardeners on the Isle of Gigha, all those who voted for the Gigha Garden at Gardening Scotland 2017, Keep Scotland Beautiful, and our amazing sponsors Grow Wild UK, Big Lottery Fund and Kew Gardens.  

 

This project is set to become one of many on the Isle of Gigha to inspire greater understanding, respect and love for our Earth community.

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Earth Charter Inspired Projects - Spring Workshops

Earth Charter Inspired Projects - Spring Workshops

AWA’s Spring workshops will introduce students ages 7 - 11 to key concepts in Ecoliteracy through placed based learning adventures.

Continuing from our Litter Hunt environmental action and drawing session, this workshop introduced students to plastics in the marine environment. Through exploring current examples of global and local locations affected by ocean litter students learnt about the process of photodegradation and the impacts micro and nano plastics have on marine and costal life. 

The workshop concluded with a collage making session, where student reflected on the impact ocean or beach litter had on local and global ecosystems. Many of our students produced messages/stories which aimed to educate the public about the importance of picking up Litter in order to protect marine life. 

The AWA team look forward to facilitating the development of a campaign on beach litter which will be lead by the Children of Gigah over the summer of 2017.

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Earth Charter Inspired Projects - Spring Workshops

Earth Charter Inspired Projects - Spring Workshops

AWA’s Spring workshops introduce students aged 5 - 11 to key concepts in Ecoliteracy through placed based learning adventures.

AWA’s Systems Thinking Workshop began with a coastal expedition where students were asked to identify and gather living things. Group drawings with their findings helped students explore the concept of ecosystems and gave the opportunity for students to express and explore the relationships between living things, their environment and human beings. 

Self-refection on a Systems Thinking approach to relationships between living things, from micro to macro ecosystems, took place in our afternoon session. Students were asked to do this through storytelling whilst working with clay and collected natural materials. 

An exhibition of storytelling objects will be created by our students in April 2017. 

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TC 2-22.303

TC 2-22.303

Poem, [2015]

Page samples 

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Read Full Version: 

JIDC

JIDC

Earth, concrete, shovel, spade, sledgehammer, spray paint, Territory (made and unmade by hand), [2015].

Duration: 16 days.  

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TC 2-22.303

Audio performance, [2015]. 

Duration: 11min 

 

Exhibition: TC 2-22.303, Interactive Drawing for Ruskin Degree Show, Green Shed, Oxford, England, 2015.

Exhibition: TC 2-22.303, Interactive Drawing for Ruskin Degree Show, Green Shed, Oxford, England, 2015.

TC 2-22.303,  JIDC (concrete territory), TC 2-22.303 audio performance on headphones, 200 plus bodies. 

Duration: 4 hours

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JIDC

JIDC

Earth, concrete, shovel, spade, sledgehammer, spray paint. Territory (made and unmade by hand). [2015]

Duration: 16 days.

 

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91 Descriptions of 191 Bodies

91 Descriptions of 191 Bodies

Book of 13 poems. [2014-2015]

 

 Amy Wilson reading from  191 Description of 191 Bodies,  [Files 1-3], Live at Modern Art Oxford, 2015.    

Amy Wilson reading from 191 Description of 191 Bodies, [Files 1-3], Live at Modern Art Oxford, 2015. 

 

Live reading and Broadcast: 191 Descriptions of 191 Bodies, [Files 1-3], for The Ruskin Shorts at Modern Art Oxford & thisistomorrow contemporary art archive, 2015.

Live reading: 191 Descriptions of 191 Bodies, [Files 1-3] for The Ruskin Shorts at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England, 2015. 

Live Broadcast: 191 Descriptions of 191 Bodies, [Files 1-3] for thisistomorrow contemporary art archive, 2015.

191 Descriptions of 191 Bodies, [Files 1-3]. Witness, Selected 191 Descriptions of 191 Bodies Files, Observers.

Duration: 20 min 

For your consideration: The ‘Note to Observers’ was published for audiences, in the show programme and online for live stream viewers. 

 

 

 

Note for performances, [File 7], Room Indicator.

Note for performances, [File 7], Room Indicator.

Pen on paper. Drawing. [2015]  

 

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Note for performances [File 7], Room Indicator.

Note for performances [File 7], Room Indicator.

Copper plate. [2015]

Festival Catalogue and performance poem.

Festival Catalogue and performance poem.

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“Smash the Screens” [Act 1]

Found objects: television, stick, glass. [2014] 

Duration: 6 min

 

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Notes for performance, from the war archive [2011-2015].

Notes for performance, from the war archive [2011-2015].

Matter Origin: Homs, Syria. Masking tape and ink. Transcription on paper. A4. [2014].

 

Notes for performance, from the war archive [2011-2015].

Notes for performance, from the war archive [2011-2015].

Matter Origin: Homs, Syria. Tracing paper and ink on paper. A4. [2014].

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The Bauruine. Site for Letters performance.

The Bauruine. Site for Letters performance.

Bricks, rubble, steal, concrete, chalk, water, paper, ink, animal fat, food preservation jars, electrical cables, metal hooks. Construction site with Cairns (made and unmade by hand). [2014]

Duration: 5 days

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Letters

Letters

Poem with drawing. [2014]

Performance: Letters. Participative action with Begehungen Festal volunteers for Begehungen Festival 2014 at The Bauruine, Rosenplatz 5, Chemnitz, Germany, 2014.

Performance: Letters. Participative action with Begehungen Festal volunteers for Begehungen Festival 2014 at The Bauruine, Rosenplatz 5, Chemnitz, Germany, 2014.

Construction site with Cairns (made and unmade by hand), 5 instigating bodies, 100 plus witnesses. Duration: 1 hour

For your consideration: Documentation was produced by Begehungen Festival volunteers.

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1-5 Transcriptions

1-5 Transcriptions

Pen, masking tape and stripped desk matter on paper.

Total Duration: 1hr 23min

 

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Command and control (CC) callsigns with location of bodies.

Command and control (CC) callsigns with location of bodies.

 Pen/ink on paper, Photocopy print, A3. [2014]

 

Location of Bodies, Landmark 1 and Saleh Matasher Tomal.

Location of Bodies, Landmark 1 and Saleh Matasher Tomal.

Pen/ink on paper, Photocopy print, A3. [2014]

 

CC callsigns, Kill order, Reuters correspondents: Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen.

CC callsigns, Kill order, Reuters correspondents: Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen.

Pen/ink on paper, Photocopy print, A3. [2014]

 

CC callsigns, Kill order, unidentified male.

CC callsigns, Kill order, unidentified male.

 Pen/ink on paper, Photocopy print, A3. [2014]

Poem: Crazy horse - 1 - 8 - you_are_free_to_engage - Over >> loading >>> Colossal Collision for Edgar Wind Society Magazine, Hillary ISSUE, May 2014.

Poem: Crazy horse - 1 - 8 - you_are_free_to_engage - Over >> loading >>> Colossal Collision for Edgar Wind Society Magazine, Hillary ISSUE, May 2014.

Collage with photo prints, hammer, recycled television screen glass, printed text. Photocopy Print.  

 

Site for “Crazy - horse - 1 - 8 - you_are_free_to_engage - Over” performance.

Site for “Crazy - horse - 1 - 8 - you_are_free_to_engage - Over” performance.

Secured downloads 1 - 26, office supply plastic folders, paper, ink, office glue, cardboard, recycled glass sand, oil, water, red pigment, bandages, military tarpaulins, nails, wire. Matter Estate (made and unmade by hand). [2014]

Duration: 7 hours

Performance: “Crazy - horse - 1 - 8 - you_are_free_to_engage - Over” for Edgar Wind Society, The Psychological Exhibition, Freud’s Bar, Oxford, England.

Secured downloads 1 - 26, office supply plastic folders, paper, ink, office glue, cardboard, recycled glass sand, oil, water, red pigment, bandages, military tarpaulins, nails, wire, 1 instigating body with 6 knives, 100 plus bodies.

Duration: 3 hours.

Command from instigating body: “you are free to engage”

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Printer Ink on paper, water and body heat, Photocopy Print on paper, A3, [2012]

Duration: 3 weeks

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Printer ink on paper, water and body heat, Photocopy Print on paper, A3, [2012]

Duration: 4 weeks

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Printer Ink on paper, water and body heat, Photocopy Print on paper, A3, [2012]

Duration: 3 weeks

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Stretcher (IMG_3861)

Stretcher (IMG_3861)

Bed linen, birch wood, nails, emulsion paint and water. Performative object, [2012]. 

Duration: 6-8 hours till dry. 

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Remnant Field

Remnant Field

White emulsion, duck tape and remnants on household bin liners, [2012] 

Duration: 1 week 

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For the mother (selection for handling)

For the mother (selection for handling)

Bandages, masking tape, ink, kitchen foil. Textile print action, [2012]. 

Total Duration: 90 days  

 

 

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Remnant Fields (selection)

Remnant Fields (selection)

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Nails and solvent transfer on wallpaper, [2013] 

Remnant Field No.3

Nails and solvent transfer on wallpaper, [2013] 

Remnant Field No.5

Nails and solvent transfer on wallpaper, [2013] 

Remnant Field No.7

Nails and solvent transfer on wallpaper, [2013] 

Remnant Field No.6

Nails and solvent transfer on wallpaper, [2013] 

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  100 Subtitles/ for the mother   Bandages, masking tape, ink, kitchen foil, Textile Action, ---- Meters, [2012]    Duration:  unrecorded. 

100 Subtitles/ for the mother

Bandages, masking tape, ink, kitchen foil, Textile Action, ---- Meters, [2012] 

Duration: unrecorded. 

 Series of Prop Drawings for  100 Subtitles   Pen and ink on masking tape, Drawings, 10 pages, A5, [2012] 

Series of Prop Drawings for 100 Subtitles

Pen and ink on masking tape, Drawings, 10 pages, A5, [2012] 

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Remnant Field No.1

Remnant Field No.1

Nails and Solvent remnant transfer on wallpaper, [2013]

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