We work with communities, artists and partners to design, produce and curate meaningful projects which create a positive social impact, moments for human connection and considered engagement with art outside of institutions.
A Processing Medium: Humans Imitating Bacteria
“A Processing Medium: Humans imitating Bacteria” is a project imagined and led by artist Sean Roy Parker, with support from Michelle Walker. Running over four days during the post-lockdown summer of July 2021, Sean and Michelle invited communities in Bootle and Granby to learn skills and gain knowledge surrounding fermentation, preserving surplus food and reducing food waste. Working with bacteria, together we produced delicious and sustainable foods: including rhubarb and carrot kimchi, lacto-fermented wild berry salsa and sauerkraut.
In our work, we often talk a lot about ‘strawberry development’ — the idea of planting projects in different places, seeing if they take off and naturally develop into something fruitful, and hopefully over time, generate new thinking. During a period when everything felt disconnected, we have found small gems of ideas in conversations with artists and collaborators, seeding thoughts for a series of small invitations, suggestions and proposals.
at the library
An ongoing programme of artist-led projects, commissions and happenings in Sefton’s Libraries, which allows local people to connect and collaborate with artists, and rethinks the civic role of Libraries in our communities. Our philosophy is that everyone has “gifts of the heart, the hand and the head” to offer their community. Through artist-led processes, our programme creates ways for people to access and share those gifts in their area.