aster, bedstraw, colt's-foot

with Sean Roy Parker

05.10.201727.11.2017
In conjunction with 'Pulsion Potion', solo exhibition by Mimosa Echard,  Cell Project Space has been working with Sean Roy Parker to lead ‘aster, bedstraw colt’s-foot’, an off-site workshop studying local wild flora and attitudes towards littering in public greenspace.
 
Collaborating with members from Headway East London, a charity supporting people affected by brain injury the group have been observing, identifying and gathering common wildflower specimens in Hackney Marshes, whilst discussing access to the footways and litterpicking en-route. The workshop will conclude with bouquet-making and flatbed scans of their findings at The Headway Centre, inspired by Parker’s ongoing series ‘Roadside Montage Homescreens’. The active citizenship encouraged in ‘aster, bedstraw, colt’s-foot’ offers a creative solution to navigating our often-neglected and overpopulated greenspaces. 
 
Sean Roy Parker (b. 1988, Kent) is an artist based in London and St-Leonards-On-Sea. His work featured in group exhibitions include ‘D-A-N-G-L-E’, Bargain Studios, St-Leonards-on-Sea (2016); ‘Systems for Sharing’, Deptford X, London (2015); ‘POLYMYTH X Miss Information’, Auto Italia, London (2015) and ‘Pleasure, Balance, Devotion’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2015). Parker is an associate of School of the Damned alternative MA, and recently programmed Common Room, a week-long free school at Guest Projects E8. He is the founder PEFA Projects (@pefa_projects), under which he co-ordinates creative workshops across London and the South-East. 
 
Co-ordinated by Rachael Davies. 
For further details contact: rachael@cellprojects.org
 
This project was devised for PEFA (Preserve Environment For All), a community engagement initiative by Sean Roy Parker, and is generously supported by Arts Council England, Hackney Council's Community Chest Fund and Finnis Scott Foundation.
 
       
Funded by The Arts Council England