Prepare to be Inspired!

2007

Aire Court

Artists Barney George and Sylvie Fourcin worked with residents at Aire Court Day Centre, a day centre for older people suffering from mental health issues. Many of the participants had issues relating to visual impairment e.g. Macular degeneration, as well as various mobility issues, which had impacted on their confidence and self-esteem. By using a…

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Independent Living Project

“I liked being with other people” Artists Sarah MacHenry and Sarah Spicer worked with four hostels in the South Leeds area where residents are about to embark upon Independent Living. The aim was to use various visual arts techniques to explore positive and negative issues and concerns around this move. Residents started taster sessions in…

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Leeds Women’s Aid

“I’m going to art college to earn a qualification in art” Artists Sarah MacHenry and Annie Beech developed a programme of activities that allowed mums and toddlers to work together on individual artworks, as well as creating a banner which was hung at the refuge. Many of the activities that the women did were replicated…

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Asylum Seekers and Refugees

A group of young asylum seekers and refugees from the Archway Centre worked with an animator and set designer to create short animated videos. You can view some of the videos by clicking the links below: Videos coming soon! Funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders

Members of the centre worked with two digital artists to create individual artworks including bags, collages and photo frames. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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African Women

Working with visual and textile artists, and a creative writer, a group of African widows created a banner to decorate their centre. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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Miss Conceived

Two digital artists worked with the young mothers group at Archway to create fliers and posters to publicise their group, with the aim of portraying a more positive and dynamic image of young mothers. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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Make and Bake

A visual artist and a film maker worked with a group of children in their last year at primary school to create shadow puppet performances. The themes explored included decision making, ambitions and aspirations. Films Funded by Local Network Fund.

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