We’re on Workshop 4 of our Waterworks Artist in Residence Programme. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and try new techniques whilst exploring the heritage and spaces of the Waterworks Estate. The works created so far have been fantastic and ambitious and we are excited to see what you create next.
We at Re.Future Collective are excited to announce a dynamic new community engagement programme we are calling our ‘Waterworks Artist in Residency’. W.A.I.R. will be running from October 2017 – May 2018 and will be based in and around heritage-rich Perrots Folly and Edgbaston Reservoir in Ladywood, Birmingham. This project promises to be a unique […]
We have established that in 2083 there is a high likelihood that fluorescent Plasticine monsters will have taken over Birmingham. The monsters can survive without food and water for many years and have a very small carbon footprint; only when they need to replace their Plasticine do they impact the environment. We believe that Perrott’s […]
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been at the Edgbaston Reservoir making and creating with natural resources found in the area. This has included leaf-printing, making Kubb from found wood and boat-racing. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We still have a few places left for Art Pad. Drop us an email on email@example.com if you’d like to get involved!
After a brilliant few sessions, our young people created a series of quick animations to tell us what they like to do with their free time. We will be seeing if and how that changes over the course of the project! Art Pad runs the second and fouth Saturday of the month, 11am – 2.30pm. […]
This week we are looking at a rather magical building that stands astride the New Jersey Coastline in America; Lucy the Elephant!! Lucy is a 65ft tall wooden elephant with external tin sheeting built in 1882 by James Vincent de Paul Lafferty, Jr. Lafferty was a real Estate developer and built Lucy to attract sales and […]
We’re looking for young people aged 8-14 yrs old from in and around the Waterworks Estate to take part in ART PAD. Art Pad is a year long programme of art and design workshops for any young person that wants to learn skills and try new things! You can come and have a go […]
The Longaberger Basket, Ohio, is one of the most crackers ‘functional follies’ we’ve seen yet. It was commissioned by Dave Longaberger, Founder or Longaberger Baskets, to use as the companies HQ. It came into being after a number of failed attempts of the architects, NBBJ to design a building to Longabergers taste. A giant replica […]
This is week we are straying from follies to ambitious architecture that holds folly-like qualities; If follies become purposeful, this is how they might come into being. This magnificent Donut like structure is GDPE Guangdong Plastic Exchange Building by Di Pasquale of Milan, 2013. The building sits on the edge of the Pearl River […]