TREE OF PLENTY
Photo Credit: Ollie Harrop
Sara Heywood & Jane Watt
Heywood & Watt have developed and presented socially engaged art projects independently and collaboratively for over twenty years. They apply analogue and digital techniques to drawing, installation, performance, film, photography, audio and sculpture. Intrinsic to their practice is a shared interest in developing partnership and collaborations through active dialogue with people and place resulting in often playful and unexpected interventions. Projects include The Bird Hide, Royal Docklands, London, Trip the Light Fantastic, Central St Martin’s, Islington Council with TfL at Archway, London and Cabinet of Curiosities, Darwin Green, Cambridge. Their most recent public commission Reflections on Home involved over 250 local people on the Alton Estate, Roehampton, resulting in a series of interactive sound sculptures, performance walks and mobile walking app.
www.saraheywood.net | Insta: @sara.heywood
www.janewattprojects.com | Insta: @janewattprojects
Dr David Chau
Chau originally trained as a chemical engineer before gaining an interest in biotechnology completing BEng and MSc at University of Birmingham. He specialises in the development and (re)purposing of materials for novel uses including healthcare, drug development, the environment and sustainability. Following his PhD in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials (Nottingham Trent/Aston University) which cumulated in the publication of several papers and a worldwide patent, he went on to pursue a Postdoctoral Research Associate under Professors Shakesheff and Ghaemmaghami (University of Nottingham) in Tissue Engineering/Advanced Drug Delivery before joining the Cell and Organism Engineering Laboratory of Professor Alan Tunnacliffe (University of Cambridge). Chau is currently Associate Professor in Biomaterials and Allied Subjects at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL.
Mulberry – Tree of Plenty is commissioned as part of Trellis: a UCL Culture and UCL East Programme
Trellis is a programme of knowledge exchange between researchers and artists in the East End. It is part of the wider vision for UCL Public Art and Community Engagement to create opportunities for collaboration between artists, researchers and communities based around the future UCL East campus.
St Margaret’s House
St Margaret’s House has supported Mulberry – Tree of Plenty through providing access to exhibition and project space, its amazing black mulberry tree, and connections to local groups and individuals.
St Margaret’s House is a charity supporting creativity and well-being, and home to more than 25 community organisations and charities. It has been at the heart of the community in Bethnal Green since 1889.
Many thanks to the individuals and organisations who have helped to make this project possible:
Idgie Beau, Stuart Cox, and the rest of the team at St Margaret’s House and Cafe
William Card, University of Suffolk
Peter Coles, Morus Londinium
Victoria Hutter and the team, ImmuONE
Jaime Rory Lucy
Russell Miller and Tree Musketeers
Tom Ransom, University of Suffolk
Taleen Shakouri, UCL
Lady Barrios Silva, UCL
And all our wonderful workshop participants!