Power plant closing party

Power plant closing party (3)Saturday saw the close of Power Plant, the collaboration between Milton Keynes Art Centre and Tracing the Pathway. Power Plant is the exploration of the relationship between nature, body and documentation. Over the past six weeks the art centre has been transformed from a blank canvas to a celebration of architecture, horticulture and other creative endeavours through the use of free creative workshops.

 The fruits of this six weeks labour were creatively harvested and shared amongst the guests. The produce grown in the on site gardens were arranged on stunning handwoven platters along with artisan breads baked from Roze Sherwood’s Bake & Book workshop. This cress garden buffet was displayed on Dylan’s tablecloth which he printed along with other children at The Culture Cart workshop a few weeks ago.

 The exhibition space was beautifully decorated with Japanese inspired ceramics and irrigation systems constructed by Andrew Macdermott, and Debi-Sara Wilkinson’s Babylon inspired hanging gardens.

 As well as the celebration inside, the site’s garden saw Manalo and White’s Bamboo Corn House (influenced by the natural and supernatural world) and a pop up fruit and veg portrait booth conceptualised by art students from Milton Keynes college. But I think it’s safe to say that Ben’s favourite activity of the day had to be the frequent trips to Pete Hindle’s veg sorbet stand. Never have I seen a child enjoy celery or peas as much as when it’s made into an ice-cream.

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