Category Archives : Arts organisations


Recycled Island Children’s Workshop at Meltdown Festival 2015

In summer 2015 SGSU Director Eleanor Shipman was invited to develop a creative workshop for children at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival. To encourage recycling and free play, Eleanor created an imaginary island floating in the Clore Ballroom with young attendees and their parents. First asking children to go on a […]


Propagate Way Exhibition: Concrete and Dandelions – The loves and hates of the M32

SGSU Director Ellie Shipman was invited to take part in Propagate Way, a group exhibition of Bristol-based artists curated by Beth Morafon exploring the M32, its affect on local communities and the ongoing proposal of a ‘green bridge’. __ To get a better understanding of the issues affecting the communities surrounding […]


Floodtide Navigates: SGSU’s yacht residency for Big Green Week

In July 2015 SGSU Director Ellie Shipman was invited to take part in an week-long creative residency aboard the 14ft yacht the Jacomina as part of composer John Eacott’s project Floodtide Navigate. ‘Floodtide makes music from the movement of tidal water. Floodtide Navigate is currently touring aboard sailing vessel Jacomina around Europe, the […]


‘Making Places’ schools exhibition at Pump House Gallery

In June 2014 we were part of Making Places, an exhibition at Pump House Gallery, Battersea, with four artists working with four local schools. We proposed ‘iSurvive’ – a project encouraging the young people to create futuristic temporary shelters to consider climate change, design processes and the environment. We ran a […]


something good, something useful – our official launch

On Thursday 1st May 2014 something good, something useful officially launched. Huge thanks to those of you who came along to our launch, and everyone who helped make it an incredible evening! We presented our background, team, toolkit, featured projects and portfolio and had a ‘Cakes for Change’ workshop, locally grown and […]


At Home in the Future – with Home Live Art at Royal Holloway University

‘At Home in the Future’ was a participatory stall commissioned by Home Live Art at the beginning of March for their scientific twist on their regular event ‘The Alternative Village Fete’ for the open day at the Royal Holloway University. We responded to the theme of ‘Storytime Science’ proposing ‘At […]


‘Demolish a Biscuit’ at FOOD + ART Festival at Borough Market

Brief: – Commissioned by Southwark Arts Forum to engage members of the public in a creative, participatory market stall combining themes of food and art as part of Borough Market’s Food + Art Festival. Project structure: – Background research and creative idea development – Day long creative market stall event […]


‘Happy Brains’ with Home Live Art at Shuffle Festival

Brief: Commissioned by Home Live Art to run an interactive art stall at their ‘Alternative Village Fete’ to open Danny Boyle’s Shuffle Festival inspired by the site-specific context of the abandoned St. Clement’s Psychiatric Hospital. Project structure: – Initial research and idea development – Materials gathering – Day long creative […]