Avant Gardening in Residence

Artist Polly Brannan, of London based Artist Collective Avant Gardening, will be resident in the Project Space at MK Gallery throughout October, developing an on-going research and action based project.  Using the Project Space as base camp, Polly will be working offsite for the majority of her time leading up to a programme of screenings, live- events, workshops, walks and explorations. She will also be working towards a series of events offsite exploring both the urban and more rural surroundings of Milton Keynes.

For more information visit http://www.mkgallery.org/education/projectspace/avant_gardening/

Topics: [gardening] [green spaces] [Milton Keynes] [residency] [urban planning] [urbanism]

Green Fingers at the Serpentine

Inspired by the Summer 2011 Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery  the Avant-Gardeners organised an eco themed family day where participants were invited to design a plot of land for a new eco-city. Working together they built models of inspiring new ecological facilities which were added into the city. The day served as a pilot for a new eco-urban planning strategy game project that Avant-Gardening are currently developing

We were so impressed by the great ideas that people came up with to make the city a fully functioning, sustainable and FUN place to live. Have a look at our Tumblr page for more images of the day 

Topics: [eco-city] [Serpentine Gallery] [urban planning]

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation