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Ballast Seed Garden: Tea Party with Heather Morison

Date 24.09.16

Time 2.30pm – 4pm

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)

Synopsis

Put on your party outfit and join Heather for a very special tea party on board the Ballast Seed Garden

Details

Come and discover the edible plant life that grows on the Ballast Seed Garden, and turn it into delicious drinks and snacks for our tea party. Invent your own floral brew or herb infused mocktail and transform cupcakes into miniature gardens.

In 2015 artists Heather and Ivan Morison were commissioned to develop a playground for a special educational needs school in Bristol, working with the staff and pupils to find an alternative language of play and sensory stimuli through landscape and sculpture. Inspired by this project, families are invited to join artist Heather Morison as we encounter the wonders of plants in play, making and discovery.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

Bookings:

Boat tours are £8/£6 concessions and depart from Arnolfini, unless otherwise stated. Please book by calling Arnolfini box office on 0117 917 2300 or visit arnolfini.org.uk. All tours will be accompanied by a volunteer from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden who will be able to interpret the plants and provide information on the Ballast Seed Garden.

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A Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini.

Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden:

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

 

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.