Nov 24: Rooting in Place – Art at the End of the World club

Welcome to Art at the End of the World club!

When: Fridays November 10th and 24th, kl. 12.00 – 14.00 and 11.30-13.30

Update! There will be an extra session at Malma on Saturday 18th, 12-14

Where: See locations below

No registration needed

More information: contact enki.simmons[a]

Join us as art club members take us to meet their favourite places in Uppsala! Inspired by the environmental arts education of Jan van Boeckel, we will respond and root with the more-than-human beings we find in place.

“It is the peculiar value of art, that it is the medium in which man and landscape, form and world, meet and find one another.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

10th Nov 12.00-14.00 Malma Äng – a biodiverse meadow with great value to the local community, here we will explore our natural senses and themes of protection. Meet at the ‘Rädda Malma’ sign, found by the bus stop Uppsala Barkspadevägen (on Slädvägen, 756 47). Note different time! 

24th Nov 11.30-13.30: Ekeby Pölen – a quiet pond and fields with community gardening nearby, here we will imagine the voices of the plants, stones, and waters. Meet at Uppsala Säves väg bus stop (on Flogstavägen, 752 63)

If you know you will not be able to arrive on time, please contact Enki in advance so they can help you find us.

AEW club is a fortnightly, interdisciplinary gathering for anyone who wants to creatively explore humans-with-nature in our changing (ending?) world. Each month has an ecological theme to guide the two sessions. During sessions we create art inspired by materials on the subject, then we share and respond to each other’s work. Any art medium (visual, poetry, film, music etc) and any level of experience is welcome. You are also free to attend any session, even if you have not come previously.

During these sessions we are keen to create a safe space for exploring what can be difficult subjects. Creating with and around nature can be a joyful and comforting experience, yet we must be mindful of the times we live in. Therefore, we aim to cultivate a supportive and emotionally open space where it is possible for people to express eco-grief and anxiety through creativity, while leaving room for hope. Your work does not have to be about the end of the world!

Inspirational materials:
These artworks will not be presented during the sessions, but may serve as inspiration prior to attending as artists who have responded directly to a place.

Read about previous art club themes and materials used