Artes Mundi 7 legacy: working with Global Gardens
As part of the Audience Development programme for Artes Mundi 7 we’ve been working with different groups across the city, one of which is Global Gardens. Global Gardens run “a Cardiff community allotment project about coming together through gardening, ceramics and food”. They work with refugees and draw on people’s existent and diverse knowledge.
For Artes Mundi 7 we invited the group to visit the exhibition, hear about the works, watch films and have discussions. They were drawn to the Seed Journey, by the Futurefarmers, and its notions of journey, reverse migration, sharing of knowledge and protection of seeds. As a legacy of this audience development project, Global Gardens are growing seeds that were brought to Cardiff by the Futurefarmers and building a mobile bread oven! The oven will be used at the allotment for social gatherings, and will also enable Global Gardens to navigate through the city, stopping here and there to host gatherings and conversations.
On Sunday Global Gardens will lit up the mobile oven for the first time, bake pizza and send smoke signals to the Futurefarmers currently navigating the last leg of the Seed Journey. Will you join them?
*The Audience Engagement programme for Artes Mundi 7 was funded by the Arts Council of Wales. We also worked with WOW Women’s Film Club and Hellen Clifford, MadeinRoath who worked with refugee families*