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2013

A Thousand Paper Cranes

Artlink completed its fifth workshop at The Yorkshire Centre For Eating Disorders in November.  Artists Rozi Fuller and Bryony Pritchard worked with patients and staff to explore light, texture, shape and colour through producing their own artwork and creating new environments through projection.  This was then captured through photography to create some stunning images.  These…

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Flavours of Artlink

We hosted a two-hour workshop as part of The Love Arts Festival at Artlink on 15th October.  This was a real treat for those who attended as they experiemented with a variety of unusual, organic and creative materials.  Artists Becky Cherriman and Bryony Pritchard led participants through painting with icecubes, drawing with cress and creating…

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Open Door Exhibition

We hosted the Open Door Exhibition on 10th July at our building and are thrilled to report that it was a great success.  Attendees were able to listen to live music in the garden, view animations, take part in two arts workshops, listen to performances from the women who took part in the Conversations In…

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Open Door – Textile Tales

Over the 12 weeks, participants from Touchstone – Sikh Elders and Feel Good Factor took part in a series of textiles workshops looking at techniques such as embroidery, batik and felt making. Through story telling activities, participants shared personal stories about their family members, friends and childhood memories which later inspired them to make textile…

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Shantona – Moving Textiles

  Shantona Young Women’s Group were invited to take part in the second year of the Open Door Project to work with textile artist Musarat Raza and animator Rozi Fuller.  The girls ranged in age from 6 – 16 years old, with the majority at primary school. The work of Michael Brennand-Wood was used as…

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Studio 3 & The Nike Savvas Exhibition

Throughout March, Artlink and Leeds Art Gallery worked in partnership, enabling Studio 3 to explore the Nike Savvas Exhibition together with international artist David Shearing.  This was a new way of working for the group; using colour, texture and light projection to create their own work inspired by the exhibition.  The project gave Studio 3…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

We have recently completed our 2nd year of working in the Yorkshire Centre For Eating Disorders at The Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital.  This block of work was a real success with a large turnout of participants at each session, the majority of which were patients with support from clinical staff. The group worked with Milena…

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Giving Back Conference

Artlink was invited to host a creative workshop at the Giving Back Conference on 3rd March.  The conference was hosted by Progress Care Housing Association for residents across their residential sites in the North.  Artlink was asked to facilitate a workshop reflecting the five taster sessions which took place in Leeds from November 2012 –…

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Open Door – Moving Images

We are now full swing into Year 2 of the Open Door project and have recently completed a 12-week programme with Studio 3 participants, including a number of new members who have joined through this project.  Throughout these 12-weeks the group worked intensely to produce 5 short animations.  There was a real sense of participants…

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Include Me In Taster Sessions

We have now completed five taster sessions across the Independent Living Residences in partnership with Progress Housing.  The variety of the sessions and the response by participants and support staff has proven this to be a profound project.  From November to January we have worked with learning disabled individuals and people living with mental health…

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