The Undergrowth is a mysterious and magical place. For us, it serves as a metaphor for the nourishing power and deep diversity of life that arises from below, into dominant culture. Our collective explores the concept of the undergrowth simultaneously as both a real and metaphorical place. We invite participants to join us on an organic journey, nourishing primordial instincts as they follow a path towards the light.
Undergrowth is an open platform and a collaboration of artistic personalities which arose in the spring of 2016 from a collective motivation to reimagine audience’s participation with a work of art, delivering genuine sensations and educational works to inspire awareness and reconnection with the natural world. Our work celebrates the arts as an unbreakable bridge between the public and the teachings of nature. We support a wide range of audiences to become more actively engaged with matters concerning the natural world, through accessible, tailored creative activities.
We love to work with a wide variety of people and places, creatively collaborating amongst different communities across the UK and internationally. Some of the wonderful communities we have worked with already include: The Tate Modern, Commune Festival, Stour Space, HackneyWicked, Yellow Days Festival, Woodland Studio, Grow Tottenham, Tarapoto (Perú), Snaggy Mountain (North Carolina), Shri Jasnath Asan (Rajasthan, India).
Over the years Undergrowth has collaborated with creative practitioners and inspirational organisations from all disciplines, including: activists, musicians, philosophers, environmentalists, dancers, educators and Indian ashrams. We are always looking to expand our network, meet new people and create incredible new worlds together. If you have a project or idea you would like to bring to life, please do not hesitate to get in touch.