Informing the Symposium on the 18th November

This morning I received an essay by Jessica Gogan in my email. Jessica is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Pittsburgh and independent curator and educator working in the US and Brazil. The essay is about a medicinal plant project which took place in Brazil. It has nothing to do with … Continue reading Informing the Symposium on the 18th November

Influences

People with complex learning disabilities are marginalised, their voices overshadowed by their level of disability and the complexity of the care they require. In addition, for those who care, the low status afforded their vocation often results in poor pay and stressful working conditions. In this section we will explore the positive and negative influences … Continue reading Influences

It’s all in the detail 

Artlink’ s Ideas Team explores creative responses to the  everyday experiences of people with profound learning disabilities. It's work is based on an in depth understanding of the very personal questions that arise when confronted with someone who sees and experiences the world differently. “When I was a kid I used to think I could … Continue reading It’s all in the detail 

A learning curve (arching over 3 days)

Just before Xmas in 2014 we commissioned writer & curator, Kirsten Lloyd to write an essay about The Ideas Team. It's a smart essay in that it describes (and questions) 'care' within contemporary arts practice and its impact on artists practice. It's an extremely clever essay in that it places these arguments within an alternate … Continue reading A learning curve (arching over 3 days)

Feedback on Care Staff Training Workshop

Sound Perception Workshop The staff training workshop was really strange, random but really powerful.  Staff found it initially confusing, embarrassing and Jim really pushed them to think differently and lose some of their inhibitions.   On reflection everyone experienced something really positive from the workshop and it was a great team building experience.  It was truly memorable!!!! … Continue reading Feedback on Care Staff Training Workshop

It’s all in the detail – starting a new project with Red Note Ensemble

 Representatives from Red Note Ensemble met with Cherry Road day centre management and Artlink to begin planning for performative  work based on the idiosyncratic sound preferences of five young men.  All respond to sound, either through using internal sound to pacify or as a way of understanding routine.  We want , with this work to … Continue reading It’s all in the detail – starting a new project with Red Note Ensemble

Care Staff Training workshop.

SOUND/PERCEPTION WORKSHOP     Open to all care staff Thursday 13th August 9am - 10am Observation This workshop is about encouraging you to think about the space you work in, to take the time to listen to what is around you and look more closely at the detail.   It's all about sound, how we … Continue reading Care Staff Training workshop.