SPARK #7: In the Forest

7 January 2023 / 9:00 and 11:00

SPARK #7 is a seventh in person meeting for Greater Manchester/North West-based artists who want to intervene in the trajectory towards climate breakdown, and is an opportunity to meet other artists and to share information and ideas.

Saturday 7th January 2023

9:00-11:00 Walk and Talk – meet outside Eccles Friends’ Meeting House, 13 The Polygon, Wellington Rd, Salford M30 0DS

11:00-13:00 : Tea and Talk – the Garden Room, Eccles Friends’ Meeting House

Hosted by artist Louise Clarke, SPARK #7 will focus on forest ownership and management and on using art activism to challenge local deforestation. We’ll talk about Alder Forest and the changes in law that are being proposed over local forests. 

Please note – the Walk and Talk is entirely optional and you are very welcome to just join us at 11. However we’ve been finding that the walks are a really fertile time to exchange info and ideas.

Louise Clarke is a textile artist and educator working with organic embroidery & natural dye. Alongside her artistic practice she has 20 years experience of working in the public and community sectors, delivering and facilitating, community engagement, community workshops, youth groups, and daily face to face engagement with young people and their families.

SPARK #7 follows on from Castlefield Gallery’s SUSTAIN programme focussed on low carbon artmaking and from our first six SPARK sessions at Manchester Art Gallery, Rogue and The Birley (Preston). The SPARK sessions are intended to help seed a new Greater Manchester/North West-based network of artists working low carbon.

Register at Eventbrite:

Take the tram or bus to Eccles. Walk up Church Street past Eccles train station and then cross over the bridge and turn right on to Wellington Road. The Garden Room is at the back of the Meeting House just before the car park.

If you can’t come to the event but would like to be put on the Spark email list, please email Jane Lawson at NB by doing this, you will be giving consent for your email address to be shared with the other artists on the list.


Modified image by Lisa McCarty used under a Creative Commons 0 license