Location: Winchester School of Art, The Winchester Gallery, Park Ave, Winchester
Date and Time: Friday, 24 March, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the charity Trinity Winchester’s community art group TAG and its creative convergent community for a ‘Wastework Journal Workshop’ at The Winchester Gallery on Friday, 24 March.

Trinity Winchester is a Winchester-based charity which addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support and proactive prevention, empowering positive change.

Inspired by the ‘Wasteworks’ exhibition, which explores the relationship between waste and disposable consumer goods, TAG will turn the gallery into an immersive space where visitors can reflect on the exhibition’s themes and aesthetics – as well as raise awareness of the importance of social ecology and the power of being included.

Drawing on the cultures of do-it-yourself, from zine-making to creative writing, video art, and 3D printing, TAG’s workshop process champions innovation and sustainability, inviting visitors to consider their relationship with waste and how they can rework and re-examine it.

The workshop will feature three art journal-making themes to inspire visitors’ creativity. For example, in the ‘Story Telling’ theme, visitors can use a collage to tell a story related to waste, such as the life cycle of a plastic bottle from its creation to its disposal.
In the ‘Mind Maps’ theme, visitors can use a mind map to brainstorm waste-related ideas and create a collage with images representing each idea.

Finally, in the ‘Collaborative Collages’ theme, visitors can work with a partner or in a group to create a collaborative collage that explores the theme of waste, with each person contributing their images and ideas.

By participating in the workshop, visitors can gain new perspectives on waste and join the conversation on innovation and sustainability in the age of the Anthropocene.