The Community Garden Project is a madeinroath residency, run in partnership with g39, Plasnewydd and Mackintosh Community Gardens and artist Emily Price.
A bit about the residency...
madeinroath have chosen Emily as she is an artist with an interest in growing, eating, ecology, sustainability, public and social spaces and community engagement within contemporary practice. We have secured funding to look at developing the cultural and community offer of public, community garden spaces within Roath, and have identified two gardens to work with - Mackintosh Community Garden and Plasnewydd Community Garden (Shelley Gardens) - as well as space and time to develop and research within g39 gallery’s Unit(e) programme.
Emily will spend a period of time researching and working with community garden users to develop the project reflecting the community needs and interests. There will be a series of skill share workshops (run alongside a madeinroath artist/workshop leader) which may feed into this research. The potential outcomes of the project are wide-ranging and are not predetermined - they could include performance, the development of physical structures, open discussions, joint meals, seed exchanges etc. We are asking for new work or new developments on previous projects.
As part of the commission, Emily will be working with g39 to deliver three workshops and one seminar within their Unit(e) programme. The content and format of these workshops are open to development through the project research.