Join us at the Freedome on Lochend Road in Easterhouse on Saturday 25th May for the opening of the Freedome’s Hanging Sculpture Garden made by local residents and groups, alongside a sharing of artworks made by primary P7s at St Benedicts Primary School and other local groups based at Platform.
The Freedome is a community arts project, a meeting place between people and nature, a space to explore the natural and urban environment we inhabit led by artists Ruby Pester and Owen Clarke.
The project focuses on DIY activities to discuss, collect and share our local knowledge of nature and how we can reconnect with it. Working with local people of all ages, the project has been looking at ways to re-activate and reclaim the public space and disused site on the edge of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park by hosting workshops, events and creating temporary artworks involving play and the celebration of the natural environment, taking inspiration from urban wild spaces in Easterhouse.
11am - 1pm | Hanging Grow Sculpture Making Session
Join us in making hanging sculptures created from different plants and mosses that will take over the inside of the dome.
3pm - 5pm | Celebration event
Join us for the official opening of the Freedome’s Hanging Sculpture Garden and sharing of artworks made by primary 7s at St Benedicts Primary School and other local groups based at Platform. There will be refreshments.
You are also invited to take part in some BIOME GAMES + ACTIVITIES with artists Belinda Gilbert Scott, Sarah Kenchington, Daniele Sambo and Hannah Brackston. Visit the wheel of fortune to see if the forces of nature are on your side, there are prizes and surprises, see how the good things turn bad and bad turns good, it’s all in the balance, you have to be in it to win it, it’s you against the world, be an eco champion or a friend to the bees, the wheel is turning and it’s your turn to play!
The Freedome is supported by Stalled Spaces in association with Platform.
With thanks to FARE, St Benedict’s School and Seven Lochs Wetland Park.