Deborah Burnstone

Words of Wisdom

‘Words of Wisdom’ is a big bold colourful textile artwork made by older people in Wandsworth celebrating their knowledge and experience.

"‘Words of Wisdom’ reclaims the role of the Elder – something that has been lost in our culture," says artist Deborah Burnstone who is running the project.

The 3m-wide piece is assembled from some fifty smaller pieces on which each maker has stitched, knitted or embroidered advice they wish to pass down to others. More than twenty five over-sixties from local community organisations took part.

Come and see 'Words of Wisdom' and share your own wise words to form an all-ages artwork! FREE workshops on:

Sat 5 May, 2.00pm – 5.00pm at Fresh Ground Café (Battersea)

Sat 12 May, 12.30pm – 4.30pm at the Woodfield Project (Tooting) as part of WildCity's Big Art Picnic

Sun 13 May, 12.30pm – 4.30pm at Heathbrook Park (near Nine Elms) as part of WildCity's Big Art Picnic

Sun 20 May, 12.30pm – 4pm as part of Hazelfest (Tooting)

Suitable for all ages. Materials provided. More information on WildCity's Big Art Picnics and Hazelfest on this website.

Supported by Wandsworth Arts Fringe through Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Fresh Ground London: 4 May, 9.00am — 6.00pm,
Fresh Ground London: 5 May, 9.00am — 5.00pm,
Fresh Ground London: 7 May, 9.00am — 5.00pm,
St Mary's Church Cromwell Room: 16 May, 1.30pm — 5.30pm,
St Mary's Church Cromwell Room: 17 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
St Mary's Church Cromwell Room: 18 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
St Mary's Church Cromwell Room: 19 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm
Fresh Ground London
68 Battersea Rise
SW11 1EQ
St Mary's Church Cromwell Room
St Mary's Church
Putney High Street
SW15 1SN
Tel 07931 700479


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