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2012

Re-Cover Project

Through October – December, Artlink undertook an 8-week project with the Acute Male Psychiatry Unit at The Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital.  We worked with artists Bryony Pritchard and Van Nong exploring printing and casting, particularly body casting with the patients.  This medium appealed to many of the participants as a number of them had been…

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My Space, My Place

We are currently developing a project with the Leeds Youth Offending Service and had the opportunity to hold a one-day workshop with a group of young people in December.  The workshop was led by artist Rozi Fuller and incorporated the photography work which had taken place over the previous workshops in partnership with Artemis.  By…

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Open Door Exhibition

The Open Door Exhibition, celebrating participants and their artwork during Year 1 of the project was a huge success. Over the course of the day there were numerous activities to view and take part in.  We held two workshops, each exploring textiles and printing; an exhibition of artwork; a display of animated films as well…

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Relaunch Project

Artlink completed the Relaunch Project in November with the launch of the new website. This project was established to coincide with the organisation moving back into its newly renovated building, with funding from Arts Council England’s Grants For The Arts. Funding enabled us to produce new publicity material, stationery, website, install an exhibition hanging system…

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Open Door Project – Shantona

The project involved 15 young girls over a period of 8 half-day workshops. The sessions took place at Shantona Women’s Centre, where participants were introduced to different textile techniques. Working with artists Milena Dragic and Musarat Raza, the girls developed their skills in drawing, silk painting, lino printing and tie-dyeing. Looking at traditional Henna patterns,…

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Open Door Project – Women’s Aid

This was a lively and vibrant group whose project took place at Artlink’s on-site studio with Milena Dragic. The group explored a whole range of different techniques including drawing, animation and baking! The artwork of the group was varied but all encapsulated the spirit of the women, we very much enjoyed having them in the…

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Open Door Project – TOUCHSTONE Sikh Elders Service

In early 2012 we held a further Open Door Project with TOUCHSTONE Sikh Elders Service. This project was called ‘Picking Up The Thread’. The workshops involved a group of 15 Sikh ladies across nine half day workshops. The sessions took place in the newly refurbished basement space in Artlink’s building as well as an off…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

Our third 10-week project at The Regional Centre for Eating Disorders (Seacroft Hospital), took place between June and August 2012. Artists Rozi Fuller and Milena Dragic worked with patients and staff at the unit exploring textile and printing techniques in order to compliment and support individual recovery programmes. The group produced a large body of…

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Hidden Places

From August – October 2012, Artlink West Yorkshire hosted a nine-week project with male and female patients from Ward 2 at the Forensic Unit, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital. Artists Milena Dragic and Kevin Hickson supported patients to explore the visual arts through printing and painting to produce a large body of work which has been…

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Studio 3

Throughout 2012 Studio 3 continues to grow with older members moving onto new opportunities and welcoming in new participants at the same time. As Studio 3 has been at the heart of Artlink for a number of years, the time has come to look at making the group more independent. With this in mind, members…

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