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Moving On – Bramley Fulfilling Lives, Weeks 5-10

        There is so much to reflect on over the past few weeks at Bramley Fulfilling Lives.  This is a really established centre since artists Ellie and Bryony had been there working their creative magic for the three years preceding.  I was new to come in to the project and I soon learnt…

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Moving On: Morley & Middleton Weeks 1-5

It is a cold morning, Michelle, Milena & Musarat, the 3 M’s arrive at Morley and it is a lovely big space just behind the library with lots of windows and natural sunlight coming through.  There are two Aspire groups that come together, Middleton & Morley –  a fairly big group.  Michelle has already worked…

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Moving On – Artlink Working Together

Develop as artists, increasing ownership of their work Recognise their abilities Increase decision-making Ask and answer questions Work in different spaces Visit cultural venues and reflect on those visits Represent the Moving On experience These were the specific aims we set when sitting down to plan this project with Moving On’s steering group of adults…

Ripon House

  Usually our blogs focus on the narrative of a project, what we did, what people learned.  This blog will do that too but in a slightly different way with photographs and a group poem. Life for women who have just left prison can be chaotic. They are passing from a time when all their…

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Moving On: Bramley Fulfilling Lives Weeks 1 – 4

  Introductions We began our project with a friendly greeting, an open introductory session with Bramley Fulfilling Lives. The adults were thrilled to begin with music, with various participants getting off their seats to have a dance! A few days later we also introduced ourselves to the wonderful year 6 children at Bramley Primary School….

Studio 3- JS Cotman exhibition Curatorial session

In September, with Leeds Art Gallery still closed to the public, we attended a curatorial session behind the scenes with the curators, Theodore and Natalie, to work out how to make an ‘intervention’ of our artwork within the JS Cotman exhibition. We worked in a dimly lit space – to help conserve the delicate watercolours and…

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Bewerley Croft Week 6-10

The visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has inspired everyone and with just five more sessions to go, participants are focused, and get creative with renewed enthusiasm.  From clay to concrete. Like the sculptures at YSP, we decided early on that our artworks will be durable, and weatherproof, as they will be displayed in the…

Bewerley Croft Yorkshire Sculpture Park Day Out

It starts out cold and rainy on the morning we head to YSP, however this doesn’t dampen anyone’s spirits and everyone is ready and raring to go at meeting time. When we arrived at the park it was still wet and pretty windy so we decided to visit the Longside gallery first. Once at the…

Bewerley Croft Moving On Year One Week 1 – 4

Bryony is on maternity leave so returning to Bewerley with a new artist Van already seems like an exciting change and development to the sessions. Bewerley might be a small group of participants but they expect a lot and they like to push us to bring a new and exciting program of activities each week….

Calverlands – Moving on

    So our journey  ‘Summer at Calverlands’ continues in weeks 6-10 and we sure have had some lovely weather to accompany the theme along with happy, cheerful and enthusiastic customers waiting to get their hands dirty! The sessions start with a quick warm up activity which mainly involves bright coloured scarves, soothing music, colourful…

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