Great Linford Ecology Project
Juneau Projects

September 2020 – March 2021

Artists Juneau Projects are joining us for Common Ground from September 2020. 
 
Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. They work across a broad range of media including painting, sculpture, performance, music and installation. Much of their work is made in collaboration with other people and focuses on the relationship between society, culture and the natural world. They are interested in how nature is perceived through the lens of technology, folk art and other forms of cultural mediation. 
 
Recent projects have focussed on working collaboratively with groups of people to create publications, animations and permanent artworks. These projects are designed to allow large numbers of people to contribute to the production of one piece: from painting an individual animation frame to creating a book illustration or helping to design a piece of public sculpture.




Photography Greg Milner



Workshops with Juneau Projects




Images by Juneau Projects

Making Clay Pieces for the Park with Juneau Projects

Sunday 12 September 2021
10am–4pm

Free



Limited Spaces
As spaces are so limited, we ask that you double check your availability before booking and let us know as soon as possible if you’re no longer able to make it. Thank you.
Who is it suitable for?
For Residents of Great Linford, Giffard Park and Stantonbury

Suitable for adults 18+

What will be covered?
We are inviting 6 residents from Great Linford and the surrounding areas to take part in a workshop with Juneau Projects. The day will start with a 30min walk exploring Great Linford Manor Park, followed by a hands on ceramic making and decorating workshop with the Arts Centre’s lead ceramicists Alondene Phillips and Andrew Macdermott. 

The pieces made will be inspired by the nature and wildlife found in the park and transformed into clay pieces, which will be decorated in coloured slips before being fired to ensure their durability.

Once glazed and ready to withstand the elements, the ceramic shapes will be housed within special laser cut wooden boxes with an open front and perched in the trees of Great Linford Manor Park*, forming a fun art trail with activities for everyone to take part in.


*The pieces will be displayed in the park on a temporary basis.
Lunch
On the day lunch will be provided, please get in touch at hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org to let us know of any allergies or dietary requirements.

Materials
All tools and materials will be provided.

Location
Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).




Jam Jar Micro Sculptures


A participant decorating their

Sunday 20 September 2020
11.30am–3.30pm (1 hour slots)
Free, everyone welcome
Booking essential, suitable for all ages.

During this workshop you will make a micro sculpture park in jam jars using materials selected by Juneau Projects. You will add small plants and mosses to make a landscape and use laser cut parts, glue and paints to make a micro sculpture to go in it.The plants will be selected to grow easily from cuttings so that the jar can be kept and grown at home, or the plants can be put into a garden.The activity will allow for conversations, research and collaboration for developing ideas for their project with people from Milton Keynes.

This workshop will introduce the idea of exchange between the park and home that is central to the Great Linford Ecology project – the premise of making things for the park as well as taking part in activities at the park and taking home the results. The activity will also allow the conversations mentioned above and will be useful research for developing our ideas for the project. Juneau Project would photograph each of the pieces made as a record and to include in the research.
Photograph by Cat Lane

DIY Signmaking


Hand painted wooden sign stating 'Copy a Bird Song'.

Saturday 7 November 2020
12.30pm –1.30pm and  2.30 – 4.00pm
All ages, Suitable for any level of experience.

You will be encouraged to work with a range of materials to make temporary signs for and about the park that we can photograph in situ in the park. You can also paint and decorate a lasercut sign made by Juneau that you can take home with you.

Download and follow this step-by-step guide DIY Signmaking with Juneau Projects.
Photograph by Juneau Projects







Make your own Plant Terrarium


Illustration of a plant terrarium by Juneau Projects

Saturday 5 December 2020
Free Online workshop
12.30–2pm and 2.30–4.00pm
16+, suitable for any level of experience.
Booking per person

Join artists Juneau Projects to design a plant terrarium inspired by Great Linford Park. You will be able to create your own designs that are etched onto the wooden part of the terrarium and cut into the perspex cover. The easy-to-assemble laser cut parts will be sent to you after the workshop along with instructions. Once you've put together your terrarium it will be suitable for keeping a small houseplant such as a cactus or succulent.
Image by Juneau Projects

Building a Sculpture


Model/maquette with laser-cut wooden figures with found natural objects and plasticine.

Saturday 30 January 2021
Free Online workshop via Zoom
12.30–2pm and 2.30–4.00pm
All ages, suitable for any level of experience
Join Juneau to help build elements for a public sculpture, contributing to a larger art work.

Together with Ben and Phil you will build a maquette at home exploring ideas of resources and useful intervention in the park as well as more traditional ideas of a sculpture. The creation you made will be a model for a sculpture you would like to see in Great Linford Manor Park. Ben and Phil will supply the materials, by sending them in the post for free.
Photograph by Juneau Projects







Collage Making




Sunday 11 July 2021
10am–12pm & 1pm–3pm
Free, booking essential
Work with Ben and Phil from Juneau Projects to help design artworks that will form a creative activity trail for Great Linford Manor Park.

You'll be getting hands on making
designs by drawing, paper cutting and collaging natural materials to make posters celebrating our green spaces and the unique features of Great Linford Manor Park. These designs will then be used by Ben and Phil to create small wooden laser-cut pieces for the trail, to be installed in the park later in the year.
Image by Juneau Projects






Great Linford Ecology Project
From September, Juneau Projects will be working with local groups and organisations in Milton Keynes in creating temporary public art works and resources for and about Great Linford Manor Park. Contributors will be invited to bring elements of their lives and identities to be shared.



Supported with funding from Arts Council England

Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. They work across a broad range of media including painting, sculpture, performance, music and installation. Much of their work is made in collaboration with other people and focuses on the relationship between society, culture and the natural world. They are interested in how nature is perceived through the lens of technology, folk art and other forms of cultural mediation.


www.juneauprojects.co.uk





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