Mill Park Project
Using our nearby studio, In Bristol Studio (the permanent workplace of our collective), as a space for the local community to meet over the past 2 years, the residents of Cotton Mill Lane have played an integral role in the transformation of the park. With funding from the Arts Council, The Big Lottery Fund and Quartet, and unwavering participation from the community (especially the youngest members!) we have ran workshops to explore creative solutions to problems in the park, taken day trips to the zoo and gardens for inspiration, plated a sensory garden with the help of local children, ran after-school park clubs and organised seasonal events in the space. The result is stronger community with a park that everyone can be proud of.
Raised Beds- Planting a Sensory Garden - Sept 2018
buildings the beds
filling the beds
all hands on deck shifting topsoil
carefully planting the sensory beds
planting up the sensory beds
After School Park Club - June- July 2018
drawing in the park
giant building blocks
drawing in the park
Event days- Official Opening of the Park - April 2017
The official opening of the Park!
Mural painting with handmade brushes
Playing on the stepping stones
Playing on the rock monsters
Everyone joining in the drumming
Out-reach Volunteering - Ongoing
Asking the community what they love
Donated plants ready for the ground!
Local children watering the plants
Lunch break during gardening day
Signs painted by local kids
Permanent Built Improvements - Feb- April 2018
A new raised path and seating area
New Gate and handmade Archway
Colourful concrete stepping stones
Communal seating oak and steel bench
Bright and playful 'monster' rocks!
Creative Workshops - Sept 2016-17
Block printing and Ice dying
Recycled wood Bug Hotels!
Recycled Plastic Flowers
Egg Splat Painting
Event days- Autumn Fun Day - Oct 2016
Keeping warm with Pumpkin Soup!
Doughnuts on strings never gets old!
Playing on wooden blocks
Families designing their pumpkins
Prize carved pumpkin
The Beginning... Spring 2016
clean up team
... and their tools!
the hard work begins!