GALA 2015 Programme: Glasgow’s Green- Imagining a sustainable city

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14th March 2015
10am – 5pm
Tramway/Hidden Gardens

Join Creative Carbon Scotland and Glasgow Arts for a day of free artist-led workshops and activities exploring how the arts can contribute to a more environmental sustainability city. Workshop themes will include food, textiles, urban ecologies, public space, architecture, circular economy and manufacturing.

Glasgow’s Green: Imagining a Sustainable City is part of the final general meeting of the Green Art Lab Alliance, an EU funded project which brings together 19 artistic and cultural partners from across Europe to explore the concept of sustainability in practical, ethical and artistic ways.

The workshops are free and open to all, but we ask that you please register via the Eventbrite links provided for each event (unless otherwise noted).

Workshop Programme

Alan Bryden’s ‘Sustainable Soundtracks – Making Music with the Trees’

Join Alan Bryden for a fun and participatory workshop that encourages you to create, record and share your own music using sounds and noises found in nature and made from recycled objects.

Venue: The Hidden Gardens Boilerhouse

Time: 12pm – 12:45pm

Open to: All, although the session is aimed towards 5-9 year olds.

Eventbrite - Alan Bryden's 'Sustainable Soundtracks - Making Music with the Trees'

Angharad McLaren’s ‘Darning Clothes, Weaving Conversations’

Learn how to darn with style and discuss fashion, sustainability, visible mending and what makes you love your clothes.

This workshop is supported by Zero Waste Scotland as part of the Love Your Clothes campaign.

Venue: Studio (Space 1)

Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

Open to: 14+ years

Eventbrite - Angharad McLaren’s ‘Darning Clothes, Weaving Conversations’

Beth Shapeero’s ‘Drift Plastic and Visibility’

In this workshop we’ll use washed up, beached plastics to create beautiful, tragic maps depicting plastic ‘gyres’ in the ocean.

Venue: Studio (Space 1)

Time: 2:15 – 3:15pm

Open to: 12+

Eventbrite - Beth Shapeero’s ‘Drift Plastic and Visibility’

Catrin Evans’ ‘Creativity and Civic Space in an Inclusive and Sustainable City’

As we work towards a more sustainable and inclusive city, this workshop asks what role creative activity can play in interrogating the politics of space within the city.

Venue: T4 (Space 2)

Time: 11:15am – 12:30pm

Open to: 14+

Eventbrite - Catrin Evans’ ‘Creativity and Civic Space in an Inclusive and Sustainable City’

Dress for the Weather’s ‘Personalised Environment’

Dress for the Weather, a Glasgow based art and architecture practice, will lead a model-making workshop exploring the spatial potential of architecture in relation to energy and the environment.

Venue: Studio (Space 1)

Time: 3.30pm – 4.45pm

Open to: All

Eventbrite - Dress for the Weather’s ‘Personalised Environment’

Ellie Harrison’s ‘Dark Days’

On Friday 13 February, Ellie Harrison invited a hundred participants to camp in GoMA’s great hall. One month on, this workshop will be a reflection on the Dark Days experience from the artist and several of its participants and an opportunity to see the short documentary film from the event, made by Glasgow’s Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking collective. 

Venue: Studio (Space 1)

Time: 11.45am – 12.45pm

Open to: All

Eventbrite - Ellie Harrison's 'Dark Days'

Harry Giles’ ‘Art and Urban Ecology’

A participatory workshop to explore the lost and under-appreciated ecologies of Glasgow and imagine cities which are rich in life.

Venue: T4 (Space 1)

Time: 3.15pm – 4.45pm

Open to: All

Eventbrite - Harry Giles’ ‘Art and Urban Ecology’

Katrine Turner’s ‘The Woman from the Future’

An interactive performance workshop for ages 3-4, using audio, animation and play to explore the pollution of the environment.

Venue: T4 (Space 1)

Time: 10.30am – 11.15am

Open to: All, but aimed towards 3-4 year olds.

Eventbrite - Katrine Turner’s ‘The Woman from the Future’

Make Works’ ‘Drop In Session’

(Registration is not required for this drop-in session)

Speak to Make Works team members for advice on your own project, to learn more about locally sourced materials, and to find inspiration for the possibilities of manufacturing things in more sustainable ways.

Venue: Upper Foyer

Time: 10.30am – 4.45pm

Open to: All

MAKLAB’s ‘Tear Down Workshop’

Our society’s ‘take-make-use-dispose’ mode of living is no longer sustainable. It is time for designers, manufacturers, artists and the general public’s to take responsibility for breaking that cycle. Take part in our electrical Tear Down workshop to figure out how.

Venue: Studio (Space 2)

Time: 3pm – 4.30pm

Open to: 12+ years

Eventbrite - MAKLab’s ‘Tear Down Workshop’

 

Open Jar Collective’s ‘Bannocks and Banter!’

Join socially-engaged artists, Open Jar Collective, for a conversation about building sustainable food cities, whilst having the opportunity to make your own bannocks from scratch – mixing the ingredients, shaping the dough, cooking them on a small fire outside, and sharing this meal together.

Venue: The Hidden Gardens Boilerhouse

Time: 2.30pm-4.15pm

Open to: 14+

Eventbrite - Open Jar Collective’s ‘Bannocks and Banter – the role of artists in building a sustainable food city’

Penny Anderson’s ‘No Show: the exhibition which does not exhibit’

(Registration is not required for this session)

Must a piece of work be physical in nature? Or is it possible to create an exhibition without the carbon intensity of wasteful preparation, abandoned experiments and rejected pieces for open calls?

Venue: Upper Foyer

Time: 10.30am – 4.45pm

Open to: All

Martin Campbell, Reuben Ewan and Zoë Pearson’s ‘The Launch of the Lost Soup Kitchen’ (Session 1)

(This workshop has two sessions)

Carve your own spoon from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods and re-evaluate your relationship with the material world which surrounds you!

Venue: Studio (Space 2)

Time: 10:30am – 11:05am

Open to: All (under 14 years must be supervised)

Eventbrite - Martin Campbell, Reuben Ewan and Zoe Pearson’s ‘The Launch of the Last Soup Kitchen’ (Session 1)

Martin Campbell, Reuben Ewan and Zoë Pearson’s ‘The Launch of the Lost Soup Kitchen’ (Session 2)

(This workshop has two sessions)

Carve your own spoon from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods and re-evaluate your relationship with the material world which surrounds you!

Venue: Studio (Space 2)

Time: 11:05 to 11:40

Open to: All (under 14 years must be supervised)

Eventbrite - Martin Campbell, Reuben Ewan and Zoe Pearson’s ‘The Launch of the Last Soup Kitchen’ (Session 2)

Translocal’s ‘Art in the Anthropocene’

Exploring the new geological era of the anthropocene and its paradigm-shifting implications for art and society through polemical texts and challenging art works.
Venue: T4 (Space 1)

Time: 11.30am – 12.45pm

Open to: 16+ years

Eventbrite - Translocal’s ‘Art in the Anthropocene’

Whirlybird Theatre’s ‘The Worm – An Underground Adventure!

The Worm-An Underground Adventure is an enchanting, musical tale celebrating the wonder of life beneath our feet, featuring live worms!

Venue: T4 (Space 2)

Time: 2.15pm – 3.45pm

Open to: 3 -7 years old, and everyone else!

Eventbrite - Whirlybird Theatre’s ‘The Worm – An Underground Adventure!

Pollinaria

(Registration is not required for this drop-in session)

Granum Caledoniae is a research based project focusing on the exploration of innovative and provocative ideas related to the cycle of wheat in central Scotland, from seed to breadHear about the work of Pollinaria, a residency that falls at the intersection of art, science and agriculture, integrating research programmes for artists and scientists with practices of organic farming that preserve and support local genetic patrimony.

Venue: Upper Foyer

Time: 10.30am – 4.45pm

Open to: All

GALA Drop In’s

(Registration is not required for this drop-in session)

Find out more about the Green Art Lab Alliance: an EU funded project which brings together 19 artistic and cultural partners from across Europe to explore the concept of sustainability in practical, ethical and artistic ways, culminating in this Glasgow meeting.

Venue: Upper Foyer

Time: 10.30am – 4.45pm

Open to: All


This project is co-funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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