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 … Continue reading Design for a screen – Charlotte Podger
On 5th May at 2pm at Dundee University Steve Hollingsworth, Laura Spring, Wendy Jacob, Kevin McPhee, Liz Davidson and Francesca Nobilucci will talk about the impact of the ideas team. To book get in touch with Roseanne Bell. … Continue reading A talk by Ideas Team Artists
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 … Continue reading That moment when it all makes sense!
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 … Continue reading Researching Slowing Down Time
You are invited to ‘It’s all in the detail’: A seminar with Disability Research Edinburgh Thursday 5th November, 4-5.30pm Room LG.09 in the David Hume Tower, Edinburgh University, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JX The talk will look at some of … Continue reading ‘It’s all in the detail’ – a talk by artist Steve Hollingsworth and day centre manager Liz Davidson
When we started to work at Cherry Road there was some suspicion about artists coming in to work in a day centre. Recent changes to day centres in Midlothian had led to The John Chant Centre closing down and those people with higher support needs moving to Cherry Road Day Centre. Staff were unsure of the relevance of art to their work and to the people they worked with. They also needed to get used to the new spaces and the people they were working with. We decided to put on a series of workshops for staff that explored the … Continue reading Early Staff training
I’ve just been to Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles, it’s a nice commercial Gallery that my friend works in. I saw the work of an amazing artist called Judith Scott, have you heard of her? She is quite … Continue reading JUDITH SCOTT
qual·i·ty/ˈkwälətē/ Noun: The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something: “quality of life”. Something which we should always aim to achieve Continue reading Quality
What can you do with a space that has become like a waiting room for a doctor’s surgery? How can you make it an engaging space for individuals to not just spend time waiting for their next activity, but to … Continue reading CHANGE CHANGE
Digital Animation. Jennifer Steinkamp. A short and sweet glimpse of a room in which you are surrounded (on two sides) by a moving image. Is it possible to have a 360 degree projection? Anyone got any examples? Continue reading Jennifer Steinkamp Video
1st July 2011 – It’s time to prioritise social care, says Anthea Sully, Director of the Learning Disability Coalition For most of the past year we at the Learning Disability Coalition have closely following the work of the Dilnot Commission who have been looking at the funding of care and support. Although social care is something which is not widely understood by the general public anyone who comes into contact with the system becomes aware that it is difficult to understand, unfair and badly under funded. When Andrew Dilnot presents his report on July 4th there will be many … Continue reading Learning Disability Coalition
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Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (not to be confused with the other one) has been making these amazing Soundsuits for years now. Inspired by African ceremonial costumes, Cave’s pieces fuse sculpture, fashion, and performance.Its taking the idea of disguise to a whole new level – its not just about how you are seen from the outside, but the individuals experience inside. Here is a link to a great video that shows then in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksm7LkzyFrk&feature=related Continue reading DON’T JUST MAKE IT – WEAR IT!
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click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wh83QviDBQ – it will take you to you-tube where you can watch Peyote queen, a film by Storm De Hirsch. Continue reading PEYOTE QUEEN – by STORM DE HIRSCH
Im looking for answers to the following question. A room is empty. Devoid of everything except a chair which is fixed to the floor. The window is clear, with protection over it to prevent it from being smashed. The person using this room wrecks everything they come in contact with. How can we change the room to make it more interesting for the person, and allow it to change in relation to how they are feeling? Continue reading Answers please?