An Interview with Liz Davidson by Steve Hollingsworth

Learned disengagement - Liz Davidson - Day care centre manager - Cherry road, Bonnyrigg ‘What you do is provide somebody with something that inspires them enough to be part of it and engage with it and have the curiosity to reach out for more, because if your world is never interesting and always predictable, eventually … Continue reading An Interview with Liz Davidson by Steve Hollingsworth

Background

Artlink has pioneered a unique way of working, under the banner of ‘The Ideas Team’; a kind of laboratory of experimental approaches where contemporary artists are paired with individuals with complex disabilities to explore different sensory experiences with them. These have included adventures in olfactory memory, sound and vibration, cross-media installations, time spent immersed in intense … Continue reading Background

Text from ‘Exchange of Method’presentation as part of Artlink/Collective collaboration. 

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. 

OLD SCHOOL FABRICATIONS – Collaborative environments

Artists Laura Spring, Laura Aldridge and depute manage John Connell met with Old School Fabrications to discuss changing spaces in Cherry Road. Here is their brief:- We would like you to come up with a series of designs based on our initial discussion at Cherry Road. As the people the designs are for, are very complex, … Continue reading OLD SCHOOL FABRICATIONS – Collaborative environments

Artists brief for collaborative environments

Brief for artists Laura Aldridge and Laura spring Collaborative environments This project offers its artists the freedom to imagine their most incredible ideas and the resources to realise them. We would like you to think about day centre environments as theatrical/carnival/fairground spaces. By this we mean that we would like you to think about all … Continue reading Artists brief for collaborative environments

Quality

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