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Melliferopolis Workshop III: Bees for Architecture and Architecture for Bees

Artist Talk 27th May, 2014 at 5 pm
Workshop 9-11th June, 2014
Helsinki University Botanic Garden, Finland

“Bees for Architecture and Architecture for Bees” is a three day workshop at the Kaisanemi Botanical Gardens offered by Australian artist Dr. Nigel Helyer as part of the ongoing Melliferopolis urban bee project. The workshop will be preceded by an introductory lecture “Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee” by Dr. Nigel Helyer on 27th May at Eläintarhan Villa, Eläintarhantie 12 Helsinki. Working with natural materials gathered from the Gardens we will concentrate on sculptural approaches to create Bee friendly hives which we will incorporate into large figurative works to be installed in the Park. The second focus is the creation of a series of small sculptural objects to be housed inside conventional bee hives allowing the Bees to ‘co-create’ works which will later be shown as part of a Melliferopolis exhibition. Registration Please send an email to by Friday 30rd May, 18 pm to register to the workshop. Title " Melliferopolis workshop 2014" and your name. We would like to have max 100 words description of you and your motivations to take part to the workshop. Max 15 participants will be selected. More info: