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Urban Mudlarking in Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

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Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

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Urban Mudlarking at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with Phytology's Artist in Residence: Ellie Doney.

Over the summer months Ellie will lead a series of public ‘digs’, urban mudlarking, excavating, analysing & archiving found materials. These workshops follow on from our first sold out Dig 1 on the 27th of May. They can be taken individually, or as a series. Each workshop will be followed by a free shared lunch from 1-2pm. Please feel free to bring some food to share!


Dig 2: Pewter casting and silicone mould making | Saturday June 24th 11am – 1pm

Inspired by traditional gold weights from Ghana, this workshop involves casting found objects using dentists’ silicone and low-temperature metal. We begin with a guided dig and foraging session on site to select items old or new, natural or manmade to make moulds of, and pour in molten metal to make a one-off talisman of the materials of Phytology to take home.


Dig 3: Mobile phone microscopy and ‘stained glass’ collage | Saturday July 22nd 11am – 1pm

Using a clip-on microscope and our mobile phones will enable us to look at the stuff around us on a micro scale, and reveal the mini-landscapes within phytology. We begin with a guided dig and foraging session on site to select items old or new, natural or manmade to look at using our phones. Using the photographic and video footage we capture, we’ll print the close-ups on transparent film, and collage our own ‘stained glass window’ to be viewed on the Phytology shed’s round window, and we’ll upload the films to the project website.

Microscopy


Dig 4: Found object collage and mouldable plastic badgemaking | Saturday August 19th 11am – 1pm

Inspired by medieval pilgrim badges, this workshop begins with a guided dig and foraging session on site to select items old or new, natural or manmade to collage together and make a silicone mould for a badge. We then press in colourful heat-softening plastics and badge backs, to create original souvenir badges made from the materials of Phytology.

Pewter casting & silicone mould making



Ellie Doney is an artist whose practice investigates the cultural status and value of found materials. You can find her work here.

Doney’s 2017 residency at Phytology will focus on the properties of the item rather than the object history, transforming the artist-hut into an experimental museum, an entryway to a modern interpretation of the local area. Doney will bring her years of experience working at the UCL Institute of Making to the residency, articulating the material history of the Phytology site.

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