Learning from people with complex learning disabilities informs the direction of this work. This involves the artist and the individual working in partnersip, new forms of communication resulting from the relationships that form between them. As a result ‘doors’ are opened to new ways of thinking about who we are and how we respect and learn … Continue reading New ways of thinking
changing the ways space is experienced
Artists Laura Aldridge and Laura Spring asked Old School Fabricators to redesign a space within a Day Centre which would be more relevant to people with profound Learning Disabilities. They worked with the artists, individuals with complex disabilities and their care staff and came up with the following ideas. Here are their ideas.....old-school-ideas
As Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, Red Note is renowned not only for its virtuosity but also for its voracious enthusiasm for challenging work. As part of its quest to reach underserved audiences, Red Note recently collaborated with Artlink, Edinburgh’s ongoing programme ‘The Ideas Team’, established in 2005. The Ideas Team projects support unique arts practices shaped … Continue reading Rethinking Audiences
Charlotte has worked with Artlink over the past few years, in particularly on the Sensory Workshops at Cherry Road. We asked her, given her knowledge of the individuals, to design a space for people with profound learning disabilities. Here is what she designed.....
IDEAS THAT BEND is the umbrella title for a series of collaborative interventions which took place at Cherry Road Day Centre.(Its such a good title that we have borrowed it for the whole programme!) The term comes from our desire to create artworks that respond to, develop with, and grow around the people they are created … Continue reading Ideas That Bend
Wendy Jacob makes work that involves vibration and touch. She is a tactile artist who has worked with Temple Grandin and shown her work all over the world. In her work people are immersed in the vibration of sound. As part of her work with Artlink, Wendy began to work with individuals and care staff … Continue reading Wendy Jacob
Tommy Perman suggested we look at this. We have. We like it.
Yesterday we had a meeting about one individual, who we will call GEE. Artists Kevin McPhee and Francesca Nobiluci have been working closely with GEE, getting to know him, building trust and exploring areas of interest. GEE tends to be on his own, he doesnt work with others and whilst seeking out company he tends … Continue reading That moment when it all makes sense!
Something to think about?! Listen to? Listen here http://mixlr.com/weather-for-the-blind Find out more here http://weatherfortheblind.org/ singing house ......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CtJDq8tCDs&feature=youtu.be
In a meeting today with artists Laura Aldridge and Laura Spring we looked at the work they are currently undertaking and where emphasis lies in their current approach. 'We are focusing on our activities within the workshops and how we work with particular individuals. through the materials we use and the experiences we have we … Continue reading Fleeting Moments
Here are some of the artists who are working on collaborative environments. This ideas team involves bringing in new artists to work with artists Laura Aldridge and Laura Spring. Both have years of knowledge and experience of working with people with profound learning disabilities and have developed a particular practice which uses the arts in … Continue reading Artists working on Collaborative Environments
I (Aldridge) have been thinking a lot about what direction to take the work we are doing in. I’ve been thinking a lot about the sensorial and experiential in sculptural practice lately, in relation to my own work, a teaching project I am doing and of course the Sensory workshop. How to do we make … Continue reading Relational Objects
Staff at cherry road brainstorm for the artlink room: Interactive environment James Morrow/Sonos Costumes Projectors/Planetarium Interesting/ stimulating smells Bubble machine Velcro walls weightlessness seasonal affected disorder Colour therapy lights trampoline levels hammock control heat/cold Mylife tech smart board wind machine maze - inflatable theatre stage liquid mirror climbing frame water bed mirrored wall distorted Mirror … Continue reading We asked care staff what sorts of environment the people they worked with needed..and their answers were….
F: Today I had a few tech difficulties as I was hoping to use the pc in the room but the internet was very slow and could not stream anything! F is absolutely looking forward to the sessions now, she is very very exited when she sees me, knowing that I ll provide some cats … Continue reading Feedback on Slowing Down Time research
These notes are part of the ongoing research work as part of Kelly Dobsons Slowing Down Time Project. Its detailed work, finding out about each of the individuals and artists Kevin McPhee and Francesca Nobilucci are working on a weekly basis, acting as art detectives, building relationships with three very interesting people in order to … Continue reading Researching Slowing Down Time
The following is a presentation given in response to an essay/talk by Jessica Gogan, artist & curator living in Rio. Gogans' essay is about a medicinal plant project which took place in Brazil. At first glance it has nothing to do with people with learning disabilities but don't let that confuse you. Her descriptions … Continue reading Text from ‘Exchange of Method’presentation as part of Artlink/Collective collaboration.
On The Ideas Team creative approaches and their impact on service users and staff Cherry road day centre provides day service for people with Complex support needs (relating to Autism, and behavioural, social and emotional support needs) or individual with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability & physical disabilities. Three years ago it adopted approaches as … Continue reading Liz Davidson – day centre manager. Presentation as part of Edinburgh University Disabilty Research Group – November 2015
Miriam Walsh is the artist behind the work of Red Note Ensemble in Cherry Road Day Centre, preparing the ground for the musicians, making sure that everyone involved has a part to play. This is her feedback on the sessions. What happens when we slow down? Over the course of the last few months … Continue reading What happens when we slow down time – Miriam Walsh
It's all in the detail As Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, Red Note is renowned not only for its virtuosity but also for its voracious enthusiasm for challenging work. As part of its quest to reach underserved audiences, Red Note recently collaborated with Artlink, Edinburgh’s ongoing programme ‘The Ideas Team’, established in 2005. The Ideas Team … Continue reading Red Note Ensemble article in Arts Manager magazine