Ceramic artist Katie Spragg has been awarded Arts Council funding to deliver a project at the Garden Museum with local young adult carers.
Lambeth Wilds builds on a year long relationship, exhibition and workshops delivered by Katie at the Garden Museum working with hard to reach communities. This new project exists as two phases, it begins with a research residency at the museum, which will act as source material for phase 2; a site-specific installation created as a permanent commission for the museum.
During her residency Katie will work with the museum’s collection, focusing particularly on 18th century botanist and Lambeth-local James Soweby and his vision to bring an appreciation of nature to a wider audience. Alongside this she will facilitate an in-depth engagement project with local young carers developing upon the theme of wild plants as metaphors for hope and resilience that reoccurs in her current work. The project focuses on wild, opportunistic plants and the way they may be overlooked or ‘hidden’. It aims to celebrate and make visible these plants and communities local to the museum that may also be overlooked or hidden within our wider society.
Follow the progress of the project here on this page, and also look out for Katie’s Instagram takeover during the residency.
Residency ‘Open Studio’
Friday 15 March, 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 16 March, 11am – 1pm
London Craft Week Event: Lambeth Wilds – Clay and Community
Friday 10 May, 11am – 3.30pm
Saturday 11th May, 11am – 3.30pm