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2011

Shakespeare Children’s Centre

Artists Alison McIntyre and Miriam Laville worked at Shakespeare Children’s Centre and Nowell Court with teenage parents and their children. Funded by Hesco Bastion Foundation, this project enabled young parents to discover the value of creative play with their children. The artists used a range of materials and techniques including printing, collage, painting with different…

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Creative Partnerships

We have now come to the end of a busy year for Artlink’s Creative Partnerships projects. From September to July we have worked on Enquiry projects with Farsley Farfield Primary School, Hugh Gaitskill Primary School, Kippax Primary School, Parklands Girls High School and Weetwood Primary School. The range of projects has been fantastic and all…

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Studio 3 at Leeds City Gallery

Members of Studio 3 took part in a visual arts and dance project taking place at Leeds City Gallery over the summer. This project which was led by Tate, interacted with the Henry Moore exhibition through movement and drawing, the project then moved onto Artlink’s new building to develop the work further there. This was…

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The Living Story

Artlink has recently completed the two projects working with male and female patients within the dementia wards at The Mount and Asket Croft. Artists Milena Dragic and Becky Cherriman worked with patients to explore the visual arts, creative writing and recording to collect memories for patients to share. Each ward was given a handmade book…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

Artlink has begun the 3 – year project working with patients from The Regional Centre for Eating Disorders based at Seacroft Hospital. The first 10-week project has now been completed and we’re half way through the second 10-week block of work with artists Rozi Fuller and Barney George. The first project worked with patients to…

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The Open Door Project

We have begun our first project in a series of eight over the coming year as part of The Open Door project. Participants are working with artists Jill Johnson, Becky Cherriman and Barney George exploring creative writing, visual arts and set designs along the theme of ‘new beginnings’ – this is to tie in with…

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Re-Launch Event

Artlink celebrated it’s Re-launch Event on 2nd November at it’s newly renovated building. We’re pleased to say that the event was a resounding success. We had visits from our Capital funders, Arts Council England, Leeds City Council and also many different organisations across the region as well as our members from a variety of projects….

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Moving Forward – An Open Door Project

This partnership with The Together Women Project was an animation and creative writing project which took place in late summer. Visual artist and animator Milena Dragic and writer Kath Jones worked with women in the centre for 8 weeks writing life story and poetry, producing visual texts and short animations. The women produced some fantastic…

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Try Your Hand – An Open Door Project

Artists Bryony Pritchard and Barney George worked at Mary Sunley House in Harehills with residents and members of the local community in this partnership with Feel Good Factor’s Older Active Project. The project aimed to introduce people to new activities, enable them to learn new skills and to meet other people. Participants were encouraged to…

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Identity workshops with Leeds REACH – An Open Door

These workshops were a great opportunity to forge a new partnership with Leeds REACH. Working with them as part of their Re-engagement Programme, Cherie Taylor and Kevin Hickson worked with young people on the theme of identity. Working with drama, storytelling, collage and painting participants produced beautiful canvases representing themselves and how they view the…

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