SPARK #9: Moss Walking

4 March 2023 / 10:00-13:00

SPARK #9 is a ninth 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.

Please register to attend on Eventbrite:

10:00-11:00 : Moss walk led by Anthony Hall – meet outside Oxford Road station at 10

11:00-13:00 : Terrarium-making and discussion – Top Floor Lounge, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

Antony Hall will lead a short moss walk, finding some of the many mosses that thrive in the city, and lead a workshop showing how to make a simple terrarium with a jamjar.

Antony Hall is an artist, educator and researcher working between the fields of science and art. His practice is often collaborative and distributed across many mediums, including workshops, drawing, sculpture, installation, and sound art. Projects often take scientific experiments and concepts as a starting point; these are then re-created and re-invented, outside of their scientific context. This process leads to new lines of enquiry and experiments, which become the basis for new artworks and workshops. The work often incorporates live processes: generative sound, self-contained ecosystems, or illusory perceptions. Antony is a member of several artist collectives, including, Proximity, para-lab, and Owl Project.

Please note – the moss walk is optional and you are very welcome to just join us at 11. There will be enough moss for you to make a terrarium even if you haven’t been on the walk. However we’ve been finding that the walks are a really fertile time to exchange info and ideas.

SPARK #9 follows on from Castlefield Gallery’s SUSTAIN programme focussed on low carbon artmaking and from our first eight SPARK sessions at Manchester Art Gallery, Rogue, The Birley (Preston), Eccles Friends Meeting House and Gallery Oldham. The SPARK sessions are intended to help seed a new Greater Manchester/North West-based network of artists with low carbon practices.

SPARK #9 is supported by Castlefield Gallery

Image credit: Photo from Hippopx under a Creative Commons 0 license.