A group of 10 artists, scientists and makers got together for a bioLeeds sandpit afternoon to come up with new ideas for collaboration. We organised and facilitated the activity ourselves collectively.
Frustrated by the amount of time it was taking to get a market to let us use an empty stall for the bioLeeds market stall, we took things into our own hands and launched an evening of guerrilla bioLeeds activity in the Packhorse pub.
Armed with paint made from natural ingredients, brushes from the pound shop, very small canvases, chromatography paper, a webcam, some salt and a big block of ice frozen in temperatures well below zero (in a University lab somewhere in the north of England), we took over a corner of the pub and started painting.
A big thank you to the staff of the Packhorse, who took it all in good humour, and in fact didn’t even seem to notice.