Artist and London National Park City Ranger for Barnet Becky Lyon has created a series of experimental sculptures designed as ‘offerings’ for the more-than-human companions we share our common spaces with.
The ceramic artworks have been placed in community-led growing spaces across the borough of Barnet: Colindale Community Garden, Barnwood N2, Finchley Central Energy Garden, Incredible Edible @ St. John’s United Reformed Church and Whetstone Stray Allotments.
The functional features of the pieces are intended to support the flourishing of bees, birds, beetles and butterflies and more and have been developed with volunteers from the partnering spaces. The project aims to spark conversation around holding pollinators sacred and designing spaces with our multi-species companions in mind.
Seek out the sculptures as you explore the London Festival of Architecture programme (maps of the sculpture locations will be available in hubs) or join Becky for a clay-based workshop at Whetstone Stray Allotments on Sunday 25 June.
Image: Becky Lyon
Finchley Central Station, Station Road, London
The sculptures are hosted in five different locations:
1. Colindale Community Garden - 32 Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5QY (Colindale Tube)
2. Barnwood N2 - Tarling Rd, London N2 8LG (Finchley Central or East Finchley Tube)
3. Finchley Central Energy Garden, Finchley Central Station, Regents Park Road, London, N3 2RY (Finchley Central Tube)
4. Incredible Edible @ St. John’s United Reformed Church, Somerset Rd, New Barnet EN5 1RH (New Barnet Train, High Barnet Tube)
5. Whetstone Stray Allotments, Holden Road London N12 7DX (Woodside Park Tube)