On Wednesday the 25th April the walking group met with Consuelo Servan to do a collaborative textile project at Pollok Park. Some of us met up at Project Ability to chat with Consuelo about ideas of what to make and look at examples.
We then took the bus over to Pollok and met up with some other members of the group. We took a long walk through the park, where we were photographing new growth and getting ideas for the piece. We were charged with collecting leaves and sticks or anything else we could use to print with.
The weather was very spotty switching from sunny to heavy rain quickly all afternoon, so we were able to make use of the ponchos the group has had for a while now. We walked for around an hour and a half to our destination, a old converted barn at the stables within the park. Once there, we had tea and cake and we all got to feed a rescue pony named Luna some carrots.
However by this point there was no time to make any art! So we arranged to work on the project in our studio on Friday the 27th in the morning. The whole group was not able to attend at this time but those of us who were there got to cut up some wonder screen prints of cacti and reform them into a new shape before painting with brushes and sticks.
The entire experience was filmed over both days and the film and art piece will be in a future exhibition Consuelo is having. Sadly this the last walking group we will be having at the moment, with hope to continue in the future.
Film by Tom Binns