aster, bedstraw, colt's-foot
05.10.2017 — 25.06.2021
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.
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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.