The Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge, 19th November 2018 – Routes and roots

This month, we’re going wild! We invite you to take part in a series of creative challenges set by the Bronze Oak Project who use art to bring us closer to nature.

If you haven’t already started getting wild with us this November, please take part in our quiz to find out how much of a nature superhero you are! We’ll also ask you at the end of the challenges and a month after that. Track your journey and share your superpower with others whilst helping us learn more about the role creativity can play in connecting us with our natural world.

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‘Nature is not in a hurry, yet everything is accomplished.’ Lao Tzu.

We are half way through our nature takeover set by The Bronze Oak Project, who use art to drive nature connection. With Autumn in full swing, change is in the air. The weather, the colours and the wildlife around us seem to be on the move, and each day sees a flurry of activity outside. What does that look, and feel like to you? What is, and where is the nature all around us? This week, we would love you to have a go at…                                                                                                                                                           


Mapping nature’s movements! Sit in a natural space, and map the journeys of the animals, birds, insects and natural objects moving and interacting around you. You could use lines and shapes to capture that particular moment in time. Observe the pace, direction and intention of the things moving around you. Where have they been, and where are they going? Who do they meet on the way?

If you have more time …                                                                                                                                                                      

Where do you fit into this map? Imagine you are an explorer. How would you like to interact with the space, where would you like to go, what would you like to discover? What will you need, and what and who will you take with you along the way?

How did you approach this challenge? Where did you start, and did you finish where you expected to? What colours did you choose to create your map, and why? Did you spot something around you that you hadn’t noticed previously?

Share your experience; we would love to see your nature map creations! You can use the hashtag #NatureConnection and #64MillionArtists and share with us on:
t: @64M_Artists

If you complete all four challenges and the quiz, you will be entered into a draw to win a beautiful limited edition bronze acorn kindly gifted to us by the Bronze Oak Project!