Bamboo Workshop at Monday Night Makers

Calling Makers, Builders, Artists and Creators! Join our Bamboo Workshop at Coventry Monday Night Makers on September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6.30-8.30pm at the Daimler Powerhouse.

Imagineer is leading creative research and development of Bridge2Bamboo, a brand new, ambitious public art project due to take place in 2022. The premise is simple: people will be invited to design and build small structures from bamboo that can combine to create one giant structure. 

Bamboo can be grown across the globe, including in the UK, and is an exciting, sustainable resource for building, craft and design, as well as carbon capture.

In May 2021, artists, architects, engineers and green entrepreneurs from the UK, Bali, India and Ghana came together for a Bamboo Creative Exchange Lab, led by Bridge2Bamboo artistic director Orit Azaz.

During Summer-Autumn 2021, Imagineer is part of a global team of collaborators who are researching and developing creative ideas for Bridge2Bamboo. 

In Coventry, artist Lucy Tomlins from Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre is leading four Bamboo Workshops as part of our regular Monday Night Makers evenings at the Daimler Powerhouse.

Lucy says, “I love experimenting with new materials and seeing what can be created out of them. I’ve worked with stone, concrete, metal, timber, rubber…all sorts of things, but until the start of this research project never bamboo. It’s used in many parts of the world for buildings, furniture, even bicycles and it is slowly making its ways into our kitchen as chopping boards, bowls and cups, in composite form. I’m looking for a small group of people to practically explore this exciting material. We’ll take an experimental journey, test out its properties and together devise and make a new sculpture, piece of furniture or another functional object, as the group decides.” 

If you would like to be part of these sessions please get in touch at imagineerbridge2bamboo@gmail.com

Bridge2Bamboo R&D has been commissioned as part of the Birmingham 2022 Cultural Programme in partnership with its International Research & Development Funder, The British Council. It is supported by Arts Council England.