What is the beehive project?
A beehive is a natural collective, formed by a series of individuals who contribute unique skills and processes to enrich the whole
Through the process of building and touring a 12ft geodesic hive lined with knitting, textiles, artworks and more, I will run various multi-media events (workshops, events, open calls, campaigns, collaborations) with the overall aim to:
Unite isolated groups within Tolworth and the Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Provide creative, supportive spaces for people to express themselves using their unique skills
Celebrate everyone’s individuality while championing community cohesion
Encourage residents to re-imagine their local area through play
how can i get involved?
This public art project is all about collaboration, so there’s many opportunities to get involved whether you’re a local, a creative, a brand, an organisation and more! Read below to find out more about the project structure and current opportunities available:
PROJECT STRUCTURE & OPPORTUNITIES
Stage 1: tHE BUILD
MAY - AUGUST 2019
The Beehive is an interactive public artwork. It’s skeleton will be formed of a geodesic structure made from locally sourced materials. Inside, the Beehive will be lined with submitted artworks, donated clothes, handmade textiles and more to make a bright and fascinating space. The outside of the Hive will have an elegant, translucent waterproof cover made from recycled sails, tents and other fabrics, allowing the space to glow.
stage 2: The tour
AUGUST - OCTOBER 2019
The Beehive will go on tour around Tolworth, Kingston Upon Thames, Surbiton, Long Ditton and other areas as a public art work and a free creative venue for workshops and ideas. We aim to hold a new event in the Beehive every day, showcasing local creativity and innovation. The Beehive will be exhibited in a myriad of venue types, resulting in a massive footfall and public awareness.
donate to the beehive project
This is a non-profit project that is able to run thanks to incredibly generous grant awards and donations. If you would like to support the project’s growth and continuation by donating, please hit the button below.