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Projects

Moving Poetry, Love Arts Festival

“Close your eyes and allow your body to soften in the chair.  Feel your feet connected with the ground.  Feel how rooted you are to the earth.” Our Love Arts workshop, Moving Poetry, began with a guided visualisation by artists Becky Cherriman and Kim Glassy with words by Luchs ‘Red Gold Yesterday’.  This two-hour workshop…

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Journeys & Destinations with Ripon House

In June 2018 we began our project at Ripon House, an approved premises in Leeds for women recently released from long term custody. Over the 8 weeks artists Becky Cherriman and Milena Dragic guided the women through a series of creative writing, performance and visual arts sessions on a theme of ‘Journeys and Destinations’.  This…

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Moving On Year 1

March 2018 saw the end of Year 1 of Moving On and its been a very full year.  The last three months of this first year (Jan – March) have seen us working at Naburn Court Day Centre and adding a new group to the project, Richmond Hill Day Centre.  We also continued to work…

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Moving On Gathers Speed

We’re nearing the end of Year 1 and like everything that’s busy and full of life – it’s come around so quickly! We last updated you about this project in July and since then we’ve continued our partnership work with Bramley Primary School and Bramley Fulfilling Lives, culminating with a beautiful sensory experience led by…

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Ripon House Returns

We returned to Ripon House in September 2017 for an 8-week project.  This is an approved premises for 19 women, all of whom have recently left long term custody.  This second project combined creative writing together with visual arts and was led by artists Becky Cherriman and Milena Dragic.  Together they worked with the women…

Studio 3 & The Cotman Intervention

From 7th – 12th Nov, Artlink’s Studio 3 group staged 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 Rozi…

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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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