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Projects

Studio 3 & The Cotman Intervention

From 7th – 12th Nov, Artlink’s Studio 3 group will have an intervention into the John Sell Cotman exhibition. Throughout the project, Studio 3 artists were invited to examine and respond to the works of Cotman prior to the gallery re-opening.  With special access to the collection and support from Artlink artists, Jill Johnson and…

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Light Night Leeds

Our installation ‘Forecast’ was shown in Leeds Central Library on Light Night together with a participatory sand animation workshop led by animator Rozi Fuller and puppeteer Liz Walker.  Our partnership with The Northern Film School means the artists were ably assisted by 2 student volunteers, Oscar and Rachel. Throughout the eve we had a steady…

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Journey’s of the Body (Love Arts Workshop)

Our Love Arts Workshop was a participatory led event which explore the relationship between the physical body and the memory.  Through open-ended tasks led by writer Becky Cherriman and dance artist Kim Glassy, participants were invited to write and move based on their own personal experiences. Becky led a guided meditation to begin which invited…

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Moving On Arrives!

We were so excited to receive continuation funding from Big Lottery Fund Grant – Reaching Communities to run our Moving On project which formerly began in April 2017.  This project continues on from Get Started and runs until March 2020, during this time we’ll be working with adults with learning and physical disabilities as well…

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Ripon House Art Project

“When I say transformation, what do you think of?” We’ve recently completed a project with Ripon House, a 19 bed bail hostel for women in Leeds.  This project, led by artists Becky Cherriman and Milena Dragic, began with a theme of colour but quickly evolved into exploring the notion of transformation. This was a new…

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Studio 3 & The JS Cotman Project

The JS Cotman Project began in March 2017 with our on site mental health group, Studio 3.  This was a new project to us and brings us into partnership with Leeds Art Gallery to explore the extensive archive of John Sell Cotman.  It’s early days for the project but so far we have had Tea With…

Get Started … Complete!

This was an incredibly busy time for Get Started as we neared the end of this three year project.  During this time, we completed projects with Bramley Fulfilling Lives together with Bramley Primary School.  This culminated in a celebration event in December which was attended by Rachel Reeves MP. Our work at Calverlands Day Centre…

Love Arts Festival – Tell Tales

As part of the Love Arts Festival 2016, Artlink hosted Tell Tales – a visual arts and creative writing workshop for adults with mental health issues.  The project was led by artists Becky Cherriman and Bryony Pritchard and centred around the Tamalpa Approach.  The workshop focused on a personal story around a transformative time in…

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Get Started Symposium

Participants, friends and colleagues came together on 6th October 2016 to mark the completion of Get Started. This was Artlink’s three-year arts and health project working with adults with learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues and dementia.  What a day it was!  We had an array of speeches including Neil Morris-Roe (Operations Director, Aspire…

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Boom

Artlink ran our new partnership project with Leeds Youth Offending Service from April – August 2016.  Boom worked with young people accessing the service to explore a whole range of artistic opportunities including photography, projection, drawing and producing their own music video.  The intention of which was to raise aspirations and to encourage constructive activity…

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