Where an ancient tree stood, a new sapling sprouts from its stump, the tree that fell was saved from wood-chipping and creates the foundation for new connections, and celebrates the resilience of nature, and the learning and sense of well-being that comes from our relationship with trees.
There will be a series of workshop that engages people in their surroundings, using trees as the teacher for learning and natural materials.
Also included as part of these workshops will be artist-in-residence placements in public galleries to share the process and the story of Tree Place. The stories of the community, people, artists and trees that are part of this journey will also be shared online so that an international audience can participate.
In 2018 the journey comes full circle with a curated exhibition that showcases the journey of the Tree Place in the community and through the works of a selection of artists that have engaged physically and metaphorically with the Tree. This uses creativity as the voice to create communities that grow far wider than the eye sees. It explores, craft and process, responses to environment, history, culture and materials.
Your donation will be used to help pay for the setting up and materials needed for this project, including website, marketing and the foundations so that this project will be possible. This will help subsidise the workshops so that they are accessible to as many people as possible. It also means that artists and people involved can be fairly paid and the stories of trees, community ,art and environment can be shared to inspire people, where-ever their place may be.