The Groundwork Weekender was the culmination of four years of Groundwork activity.
It was a three-day celebration and exploration of Milton Keynes; its heritage, landscape, mobility, architecture, people, sites and sounds of the city.
The Groundwork Weekender presented an ambitious and diverse programme of performances, talks, walks, exhibitions, film screenings and social meeting points, each entirely created for and in response to MK. Eleven unique artist projects premiered work, softly animating the city, gesturing towards the inspiring creative and cultural sites that can be found by every grassy verge; in its grid formations, underpasses, trees, and people too.
All events were free and open to all. Artists and MK Citizens alike explored the programme together so that audiences could engage with the artworks alongside their creators.
Audiences had the choice to navigate their way around the programme and city independently or as part of a collective journey. The Coach Trip, was hosted by artist duo Hunt and Darton, and took in some of Milton Keynes' most significant cultural, heritage and architectual sites, as well as ensuring free collective mobility for all to attend Groundwork events.
For more information on the eleven unique artworks created by our Groundwork artists please visit:
For more information on the accompanying exhibition and symposium please visit:
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The Weekender was part of Groundwork, developed by artist collective Tracing the Pathway. Groundwork is a performance and research project about Milton Keynes, which curates unique artworks for the town, supports the development of artists, and provides a platform artists to make deep, long-lasting connection the city. This programme, in parallel to the Weekender, has been generously supported with funding from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Pedalling Culture, Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Sharing Culture: MK, and has been supported by Studio Chehade, Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes and MK Biergarten.