REVOLUTIONARY NATURE – UNDER THE GRIT THE GARDEN
18:00 – 21:00
Family Friendly, Participate
Revolutionary Nature is a collaboration between artist-in-residence at LIPA Primary School, Jayne Seddon, and the LIPA school children; ART Labs Research Centre and the Centre for Education Research at LJMU; National Museums Liverpool; Friends of St. James’s Gardens; and the Eden Project. A wildflower garden is being created in The Oratory grounds next to the Anglican Cathedral.
The children are drawing the garden and its growth as they create it, while learning about the cyclical time of natural systems, biodiversity and ecology, referenced back to Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle. The process of documenting this transformation via drawing, with a focus upon thinking and learning through drawing, resonates with many thoughts around pedagogy and sustainability in education, with a focus upon connecting children with the natural world and the use of fine motor skills in their development and learning.
Revolutionary Nature will be a collaborative drawing event for LightNight 2018.We will celebrate the children’s observational drawings, made over Spring, with a workshop and display of drawing Children and their parents will work and play with lead artist, Jayne Seddon, to create new site responsive drawings. Join us, look at the drawings displayed, and collaborate in drawing, if you wish.
LightNight visitors are invited to Liverpool Cathedral for a jam-packed programme including a major LightNight commission The Imago by In Atoms, Rest in the Lady Chapel, see a special screening of Sin Bin of the City, a powerful documentary about the Toxteth Riots followed by a Q&A. Families can also enjoy Movema’s Unlock the Box dance workshop in the Well, and a performance from Sense of Sound & Sub5 choirs in the Lady Chapel. Take in the sights and sounds of Liverpool from the top of the Cathedral Tower (ticketed – open until 22:00) and the Mezzanine Café and Welsford Restaurant are also open throughout the night and the ever-popular BBQ returns on the Welsford Porch.
LightNight’s full listings from Open Culture here