Meadow Arts

Faye Claridge's Weighty Friend at Ironbridge Gorge

Contemporary Art in unusual places

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery

Opening hours

See our website for more details

Admission charges

Exhibitions are free, but some of our partner venues charge admission

Additional info

Meadow Arts is a Shropshire based contemporary art organisation, working in partnership with heritage settings, historic houses, libraries, museums, universities, art colleges and public spaces. Artworks are shown at partner venues across the West Midlands and beyond, accompanied by a lively events programme.

See www.meadowarts.org for more details of our exhibitions and events

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
sculptural forms with geometric sides contain a Bonsai tree each and are scattered atop the bookcases of the library

Heather Morison Artist’s Talk: Working Outside the Gallery Space

  • 24 April 2018 5-7pm

Taking a copy of Su Braden’s 1978 book, Artist’s and People, as a starting point (read often while on residency at The Hive during the past year), Heather Peak Morison from Studio Morison will talk about her experience of working outside the gallery and look back at the history of artists in communities, artists in new towns, artists in schools and artists in civic spaces. Both practical and philosophical, she will explore the conditions, the challenges and the attraction of working in the public realm. Open to the public and especially relevant to artists, curators, architects and potential commissioners, this talk and discussion will take place in The Hive and will conclude with a tour of the work, The Long Afternoon of Earth, created after spending time working with the library and the University of Worcester.

Visit www.meadowarts.org to book a free ticket

The Long Afternoon of Earth

Heather and Ivan Morison have been artists in residence at The Hive and the University of Worcester throughout 2017. They have created a series of sculptural works that respond to the consumption of knowledge and the wealth of information held in The Hive.

The Hive was the first library in Europe to house both a university book collection and a public lending library, and the artists have been using this fascinating intersection between academia and civic life to develop this new work for 2018. They have met the staff, students, users and groups that frequent this vibrant and busy library and looked at what the people of Worcester read. They have opened their process up to the Fine Art students of the University of Worcester, who followed and participated in this live project, gaining a unique experience and insight into how an artist works.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcester
WR1 3PD

Additional info

Disabled friendly with lifts, accessible toilets, hearing loop and staff trained in British Sign Language. Cafe on ground floor. Visit http://www.thehiveworcester.org/ for a full list of facilities.

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heather-morison-talk-working-outside-the-gallery-space-tickets-44547515819

Ancient cave paintings in Argentina created by blowing paint over hands, to make hand prints on the walls of a cave.

Ice Age Family Workshops

  • 28 April 2018 11:30am-3:30pm

Visual Arts - from 11:30 to 1pm
Sound Art - from 2pm to 3:30pm
The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

Come and join Meadow Arts and artists Ben Foot and Valentina Floris from SDNA for two fantastic workshops. Ben and Valentina will be making exciting digital artworks for The Hive’s Ice Age exhibition in 2018 and you can have a go too.

Visual Arts – Ben and Valentina will help you to draw and paint figures inspired by our cavemen ancestors. Your drawings could later be the inspiration for the animated film they will create!
Sound Art – Join Ben and Valentina in a workshop that makes strange and wonderful sounds inspired by the Ice Age. Hear what your voice can do and see what happens when we record it!

Recommended age: 8 to 13
Both workshops are FREE and no booking is necessary

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Where

The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD

Services and facilities

Additional info

Baby changing, cafe, fully accessible including disabled toilet, lifts, hearing loop and staff trained in British Sign Language. Visit http://www.thehiveworcester.org/ for more details of available facilities.

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.meadowarts.org

Geometric pot containing a live Bonsai tree, against a painted background

Family Totem Workshop at the Hive

  • 12 May 2018 11am-2pm

To celebrate Heather and Ivan Morison’s The Long Afternoon of Earth residency at the Hive, Meadow Arts is running a drop-in art workshop for the whole family on Saturday 12 May, in the Children’s Library at The Hive, from 11am-2pm.

This fun family creative occasion is led by experienced Worcester based workshop leader and artist Sarah Edwards, who will be working with children and adults to make an installation in the form of a giant totem pole, allowing artworks to be carefully stacked on top of each other to make a piece of work that evolves over the course of the day.

Inspired by the new papercrete and Bonsai sculptures by the Morisons currently on display at The Hive, the structure will grow in size and stature as more people take part. Everyone who participates in the project will make a piece of work to go onto the totem and people can create something as simple or as complex as they like. The work could take many forms and will be prompted by questions such as ‘tell us what you know’, topics such as the environment, space, travel, oceans, history, music and more will be used, some serious, some fun and playful.

Come along for free and help us make some art!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD

Services and facilities

Additional info

The building is fully accessible with disabled access and toilets, baby changing, cafe, induction loop and staff able to use British Sign language. Visit http://www.thehiveworcester.org/ for a full list of facilities.

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.meadowarts.org/events/totem-workshop-at-the-hive

Meadow Arts
Exhibitions at a range of locations
England

Website

Meadow Arts brings unique contemporary art projects to places where art is not usually shown, supporting artists by commissioning new work and creating inspiring events and exhibitions

www.meadowarts.org/

E-mail

Rebecca Farkas, Marketing & Engagement Manager

rebecca@meadowarts.org

Telephone

Office number

01584 873964

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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