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Mobile Drawing Studio

Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th September 2013

American artists arrive in Witton this week to hold a Mobile Drawing Studio with the local community. There are plenty of chances for anyone to take part or hear about their creative consultation practice.

Tamed is a project commissioning artists to work with the Environment Agency on the design of the flood alleviation scheme in Witton, Birmingham.

This week Jocelyn Zanzot and Daniel Neil from the University of Auburn, Alabama, will be hosting a mobile drawing studio in Witton.

They build lightweight, temporary, multimedia studios on the street so they can work directly with communities to interpret and re-imagine their local area.

They will also be giving a free lecture about their practice "MOBILE STUDIO: DESIGN ON THE ROAD & IN THE FIELD" at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design on Wednesday 25th September at 6pm, all are welcome.

People of Witton watch out for Jocelyn and Dan over the next few days, we are sure you won't miss them.

The full programme is below:
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Creative workshop and river walk looking at river stewardship with pupils from Deykin Avenue Primary School

In the evening Jocelyn and Dan will be giving a lecture about their work at the newly completed BIAD campus of Birmingham City University, next to Millennium Point in the City Centre. All are welcome to hear about their work using drawing as way to explore eth past present and future of our shared built environments.  More information can be found here.

Thursday 26th September 2013
Mobile Drawing Studio, Tame Road, Witton, B6 7DJ
Drop by and meet Jocelyn and Dan who, supported by students from Birmingham City University, will be holding a studio next to Tame Road Stores.  Get involved with some creative activities, drawing or just have a chat and tell us what the area means to you and your experiences of the river.  There may be a chance to see a temporary installation by Dan about the forthcoming wall construction and the past flooding. They will be there between 10am and 4pm, possibly longer.

Friday 27th September 2013
Mobile Drawing Studio, Tame Road, Witton, B6 7DJ
More mobile studio action, a second day allows the artists to really get to know the people of Witton. Drop by anytime between 10am and 3pm.

Saturday 28th September 2013
A public event to celebrate the Tame. Location TBC, Witton.

Everyone is welcome to join Jocelyn and Dan for an informal gathering between 10am and 4pm in Witton. The event will be held key point in the designs for the forthcoming flood alleviation scheme you can hear about the plans, soak up the Tameside location, join in with a bit of chatter, storytelling, perhaps the odd song or two. This is a chance to meet people and share your views - and of course to draw should you wish. MADE's website will be updated with details of the location once cornfirmed, please check here.

For more information about the programme or the project in general please contact MADE.

Tamed is funded by the Arts Council.