The 'From the Ground up' exhibition was hosted for five weeks at the Old Fire Station. It has been a space of creativity and connection which shows the diversity of the CAG network over its 20 years. Through the telling of stories and co-creation of exhibits, the people of Oxford can learn about the many different ways to get involved with community and climate action.
Now it is the time for it to move on to other parts of the city and county! In fitting with the way the network rolls and the project so far, we will transport the art works using eco means, travelling by cargo bike and e-vehicle to Rose Hill and Wantage.
Rose Hill Community Centre will be the new home to, amongst other exhibits, Low Carbon East Oxford's impressive thermal image prints, the colourful GreenPrint riso printed posters, and a new concept of the Library of Things.
Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon will set up a sharing space for useful items, with the option to take things away and if needed to keep them. Whilst experimental - it'll be interesting to see how people use the library - there is an aspiration that Rose Hill might become a permanent home for a Library of Things. This will have long lasting effects on creating a share economy based on trust and cooperation in the community.
Wantage's Vale and Downland Museum will house other exhibits including Oxford Poetry Library’s ‘The Book of Lost Words’ poems, Nature Recovery Network's inspiring dreamcatchers crafted out of natural materials, the wonderful gold bee hive from Low Carbon West Oxford and the eye-catching plantpot installation made from egg cartons from their own Sustainable Wantage.
The exhibition continues online too on our digital site where we are adding new content including the collected stories from the inspiring people from the CAG Oxfordshire.
In moving the exhibits round the country we hope the exhibition will continue to be enjoyed by people who weren't able to get to Oxford Town centre. So, if you've missed out or you want to see them in new environments, take yourselves along to Rose Hill Community Centre or Wantage Vale and Downland Museum from Tuesday 12th October.
The exhibitions ran for 5 weeks before moving to their final stop on the tour - Watlington!
In the Town Hall they enjoyed a last pop-up weekend where many visitors came by to have alook and enjoy the exhibits.
It has been such a joy to share these works their stories with peopel around the county. While the physical exhibiton has now ended, we will continue to create and foster the digital content so watch this space and keep an eye on the exhbition website: https://www.from-the-ground-up.co.uk/