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95 Gloucester Green
95 Gloucester Green


25 Sep 2021


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Elder Vernacular: Compostable Art Workshop & Exhibition

Sat 25th September, 2-5pm: Exhibition opening and free drop-in workshop at 95 Gloucester Green (next to Thirsty Meeples board game cafe).

Drop in and try your hand at making biodegradable papier-mâché art with artist Nor Greenhalgh. Visit Nor’s exhibition of inks, paints and sculpture materials all sourced from the East Oxford landscape as part of her Elder Vernacular project with Fig.studio. Find out how to contribute your own artwork to be displayed and then ritually composted at the end of the year.

Window exhibition then runs from 25 September – 4 October at 95 Gloucester Green and can be visited any time.

Free and open to everyone. No need to book, just show up any time 2-5pm.

Commissioned by Fig.studio. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with additional support from Fusion Arts. This event is part of Oxfordshire’s Great Big Green Week.

About Elder Vernacular:

Elder Vernacular is a research project compiling an artist’s palette of materials grounded in the East Oxford landscape. The project asks what it might mean to (re)discover a visual ‘vernacular’ in the context of COVID-19 and climate change, which have both spurred city dwellers towards an embrace of the hyper-local, for physical and psychological sustenance.

It takes inspiration from the work of early researchers like Robert Plot, the historical surveyor of Oxfordshire’s landscape and folklore. Plot’s wide-ranging enquiry will be re-purposed to answer contemporary needs for grounding in the landscape. More information here: https://fig.studio/projects/elder-vernacular/

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