We were attracted to Adams work because it presented the sensation of a solid, that could be disappeared or altered by reaching your hand out to alter it. We have talked about fog and dust; of things that look solid but aren’t; of cause and effect; of understanding and not understanding; of staring at something … Continue reading Adam Putnam
When we first talked, we discussed the idea of being lost in an artwork - the physical experience of being so caught up by the work that you become immersed in it, of not seeing the work, but feeling it, the sensation of it.
Play features in these artists work with emphasis on the relationships that form through play. What is important within their work is that the person with complex disabilities directs what happens. The final art works will unfold over time. The more they learn from each other, the more people they involve, then the more they … Continue reading Kevin Hutchison McPhee & Fran Nobilucci
Laura Aldridge has worked in workshops with people with complex disabilities for many years. She has a beautiful and innate sense of the people she works with. She watches and listens to the detail that surrounds the individual, slowly encouraging their involvement. Responses to colour, proximity, touch and scale all play a part in her … Continue reading Laura Aldridge
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
We were drawn to Claires interest in the act of working together as a form of unconventional communication, where the object made in response or collaboration evidences growing understanding of each other. We are interested in how Claires work will change in response to individuals whose vocabulary is based in actions and reactions that … Continue reading Claire Barclay
Both artists work in Artlink workshops. They play, slowing down time, listening, exploring the moment when the individal connects with them. When all are lost in an action or interaction. In this space the individual dictates what happens and things are never quite what you think they are.
Kelly visited artlink on a regular basis. During these visits she would meet with different people who would help her to form her ideas. Her interest in personal spaces for people kept being talked about. What sort of space would each person require? How would it benefit them? Was it one space or several? If … Continue reading Kelly Dobson
Laura has worked on Artlink workshops for many years. She is a designer, who uses these sensibilities to create multi sensory environments, designed around specific interests. Laura works with the individual, she watches and learns and creates new forms of interaction with objects and spaces. Her work is gentle, respectful and based on creating … Continue reading Laura Spring