Wild Land Art Photography with Gilly Walker
Saturday 7th October, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
We are excited to be welcoming the fabulous creative photographer, Gilly Walker to Hanwell Wine Estate this October. Come and emerse yourself in the tranquillity of the estate and let Gilly open your eyes to the beautiful nature surrounding you, capture images on your camera or phone so you can keep the memory forever.
Have you ever tried making art using the natural materials that are all around you? On this fun and inspirational day, you will look at some well-known land artists and their work and gather inspiration for your own art. Making at least one piece of simple art that you have captured.
No experience is needed, just an open mind and a willingness to try something new. You’ll use the abundant natural materials you find all around you to create your own ephemeral piece of wild art – so no need to bring anything with you as it’s all ready there just waiting for you !
This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with photography or art but would like to expand their horizons. All materials are provided apart from your photography tool, we recommend either a camera or phone so you can keep it as a memento of the day connecting with nature or turn it into a canvas or card. Refreshments will be served to you throughout the day along with a two-course handmade lunch served with a glass of local wine.
“By spending time making Land Art you will use your imagination, be creative, get fresh air, and learn all about nature and its place. Which feels good for the soul”
A relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.
Outline of the day
10:00 Welcome with light refreshments
10:15 Introduction to land art – what is it and who does it ? Discuss some well known land artists and examples of their work.
Be inspired by lots of ideas and examples of simple art that you can create
Refreshment break with snack
11.15 – Pre lunch walk around the estate to identify ideas and materials
12:00 Lunch break – 2 course homemade lunch served with a glass of local wine
1.00 Create and photograph your own piece of wild art, using ideas and materials from your earlier walk. If there’s time you can make more than one piece.
Refreshment break with snack
15:40 Sharing of photos and experience, ideas for using your wild land art photos in a variety of ways.
16:00 Participants depart with your memorable images
To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 10.
For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01949 81393.
Now based in Newark, Gilly grew up in Scotland where she developed an early love of nature, landscape and art. Ten years ago she took an Access to Art & Design course where she explored a variety of art techniques and discovered a passion for photography. She later went on to study photography with the Open collage of Arts. Her photographs have been published in several magazines, including ‘On Landscape Magazine’, and she also writes about photography, creativity and mindfulness on her blog. She has many years of teaching experience in a variety of subjects, including several years teaching in community learning for Canterbury College in Kent, also helping set up, design and teaching photography courses for Hairy Goat, a London- based photo tour company.