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Hannah Bowles By Hannah Bowles

playgrounding is an art-research project at the Goldsmiths Nursery in New Cross to develop their nature garden featuring two art commissions by artists Rebecca Sainsot and Lyndon Harrison.

Lewisham Idea stage

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Through processes of data collection such as surveys and interviews and first-hand conversation with the Goldsmiths Nursery staff and its users, playgrounding will result in two commissions within their garden. Following the redundancy of the gardener, its features need renovating and the space is becoming overgrown and less accessible. As suggested by the children, the garden will feature a den/hideout structure produced by Rebecca Sainsot and a mural by Lyndon Harrison. The commissions are designed as a result of two art-play sessions with the pre-school children (aged 3-4 years).

What we'll deliver:

  • A den/hideout structure
  • A mural

Why it's a great idea:

The space will provide a pedagogical environment that centralises play and encourages intergenerational exchange between the Goldsmiths staff and students, users and staff at the Nursery and members of the New Cross community. Goldsmiths Nursery is one of the only facilities that connects the college with its local community - over half of its users are not part of the college. Therefore, the project will provide a unique and much needed environment for children, staff and students to come together. The site will be home to multiple events designed for both adults and children, including story telling by members of the community in the new den, communal planting sessions and picnics.

Steps to get it done:

  • Initial art/play session with Nursery children
  • Donation of materials for den
  • Donation of plants
  • Mural designed
  • Den designed
  • Den installed
  • Mural painted


Location Lewisham

About the space

Goldsmiths Nursery


London Borough of Lewisham

How will the money be spent?Total £2,797

Artist fee x1 - £1,050 (38%)
Artist fee x1 - £1,050 (38%)
Paint for mural - £150 (5%)
Materials for den - £150 (5%)
Transportation fees - £100 (4%)
Public Liability Insurance with a-n - £76 (3%)
Other - £221 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Artist fee x1
Artist fee x1
Paint for mural
Materials for den
Transportation fees
Public Liability Insurance with a-n
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Initial events programming
  • Curatorial fee

Total £2,797

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