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Creating the Bee Temple! An invitation to come and join the fun.

Thursday 15th August - Saturday 7th September

All day

This is an arts based community installation focuses on the wonder and wisdom of the bee - part of 'tHrIVE : Our Community and Flora of the Moors' Exhibition running at the Gallery from 13 September 2019

The installation comprises of a 3m x 2m woven willow Skep (traditional beehive) structure covered in a ‘skirt’ inspired by the Dutch healing  or liberation ‘Feestrok’ -  a community stitched and decorated patchwork garment (also known as the magical skirts of re-construction).

We are running creative sessions involving mark making on fabric (for the skirt) with plant, dye, print, stitch, paint, pen, wax etc … anything goes! 
All sessions will take place at Green Hill Arts.
The categories (topics) that are being represented are:

The Pollinator Meadow
History and Humanity – bees and our relationship to them
Sound and Movement – we know that bees rely on sound and dance for communication with each other and with the plants.
Magic and Medicine – from the magical medicinal products of the hive  modern medicine to the plants and herbs available in out gardens.
Science and Alchemy – natures alchemists and builders of universal design.

Come and join in one or ALL of these creative workshop days -

Hammer Plant Printing 15 Aug from 10.30am… natural printing technique on cloth with a hammer! All ages, children must be supervised.

Bees and the Sacred 22 August from 10.30am… creating images on cloth of representing out long standing relationship with the bee, ancient bee goddesses, Egyptian temple drawings, medieval monks, patron saints, beehives etc. 

Sound and Movement 29 August from 10.30am… Bring your ideas for creative mark making inspired by the sounds and movements of the bees! 

Community stitching sessions 5 & 7 September from 10.30am… coming together to add your stitches to the Healing Skirt/Temple covering.  Stitching patches together, adding bees etc…no skill necessary, this is basic hand stitching. 

Make Bees for the Pollinator Meadow.  At home, school or part of a club?
Stitch, draw, paint a bee onto fabric approx 10-15cms to add to our community pollinator meadow. Please make sure you have a name on it! We would love as many people and organistaions represented as possible. These can be delivered to the Gallery at any time.

Contact Angharad Barlow (angharad.barlow@googlemail.com) or Green Hill Arts for more info about each workshop session.
All sessions will take place at the Gallery.

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