PERISCOPE - the collaborative partnership of Stroud based artists Emily Joy and Alison Cockcroft - created another of their magical and immersive spaces for creativity in Stroud town centre.

‘The Explorer’s Dream’ was a free, pop-up space for the community, focusing on drawing and looking, based around how people imagine the wild from the familiar town centre.

The Periscope creative space on Threadneedle Street, Stroud was open to the public on various days throughout October.

Emily and Alison created a constantly evolving environment, where people were invited to "look, collect, draw, make, listen and contribute stories all about our relationship with the wild and wilderness".

Throughout the month more was be added to the space, including the chance to make cyanotypes, use digital microscopes, take out collecting bags, contribute to the Stroud seed bank and fill in questionnaires.

Periscope would like the space to become an open-access space for creativity, thinking and making.

For details of future events see:

Photos by Simon Pizzey.