Buddleia is busy these next couple of weeks with not only the opening of Unit25 our new pop up shop initiative on the 10th October, but also the launch of our exhibition Desire Lines: Art, Edgelands and the Urban Wilds which will feature the work of Buddleia’s artist in residence Andrew Dodds and the first phase of public-works exploration into Cheetham Park, DIY Common.
We will be hosting a symposium on the 17th October, also named Desire Lines: Art, Edgelands and the Urban Wilds, that will delve a little deeper into why artists find the ‘edgelands’ of cities and urban spaces so fascinating with a keynote presentation by Joanne Lee from Nottingham Trent University. We will also be launching a new publication by Andrew Dodds that maps out his initial research into the Irk Valley and its river, as well as public-works temporary cafe and bespoke structure will be in residence in Cheetham Park, serving crab-apple and rose hip produce sourced from the park. The temporary cafe will be there till Saturday 19th and then it will re-locate to Unit25 on the 20th October for an afternoon of activities and events relating to the project in the Park. We are really pleased to announce that bandstand historian Paul Rabbitts will along to give a talk about the decline and revival of UK’s bandstands.
So lots going on – hope to see you along the way.