In 2014 the Environment Agency will begin improvements to the flood defences in Witton and Perry Barr. MADE is working alongside them to involve artists and communities in this work and to explore the cultural heritage of the area up until the present day.
Artists and historians will be exploring the Tame and the area around, and the individual journeys through Witton and Perry Barr of residents past and present. There will be lots going on, including events, workshops, printed work and exhibitions for the whole community to get involved in.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Drop-in Art Workshop
On 11th October, during the drop-in session with the Environment Agency, Tamed held an art workshop at the Community Centre. First the year four children came over from Deykin Avenue Junior's, and then, after school, the workshop was open to anyone else who wanted to attend.
On the floor we laid down paper and painted a large image of the River Tame. The children could make animals that either live on the river now, or we would like to see living on the river in the future. They then built a habitat (house) for their animals along the river.
A colourful butterfly.
An otter and his habitat. It would be lovely to see otters along the river!
A bank vole in a warm, cosy hole in the river bank.
Rabbits can often be spotted along the river in Witton.
After school a lot more animals and habitats were made.
Some children who live locally made a park.
The river was filled with fish.
Tissue and shiny paper makes great water!
The vole lives under the tree, whilst the buzzard looks down from below. Be careful little vole!
The rabbit lives in a burrow underground.
Parents helped to make the habitats.
The river needs lots of trees for animals to make their homes.
Lots of trees!
This tree was put in the park that was made.
This nest was for a heron.
All over, and Witton and the River Tame have some great habitats for lots of different kinds of animals.