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Get Started Symposium

Participants, friends and colleagues came together on 6th October 2016 to mark the completion of Get Started. This was Artlink’s three-year arts and health project working with adults with learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues and dementia.  What a day it was!  We had an array of speeches including Neil Morris-Roe (Operations Director, Aspire…

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Boom

Artlink ran our new partnership project with Leeds Youth Offending Service from April – August 2016.  Boom worked with young people accessing the service to explore a whole range of artistic opportunities including photography, projection, drawing and producing their own music video.  The intention of which was to raise aspirations and to encourage constructive activity…

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Light Night Leeds 2016

If you were in Leeds Central Library on Light Night you would have seen a giant sculptural head suspended from the ceiling glimmering and glittering with droplets of water as they move in the air currents, as well as crowds of people wandering around with star shaped lights.  This was all because of Artlink’s sculpture…

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Studio 3

This summer Studio 3 took a trip to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park to explore the work of internationally renowned leading sculptor, Not Vital and his first major exhibition in the UK.  The group studied his work in the Underground Gallery, Garden Gallery and Open Air as well as longer term pieces by Magdalena Abakanowicz and…

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BEYOND Festival

The BEYOND Festival was officially launched this year with an opening event on June 13th at Room 700 at Leeds Library.  Artlink hosted a workshop and led performances by LiLAC members, showcasing some of their work which took place on the GET STARTED project.  We also exhibited a selection of large images from the project…

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The Weather Cafe

Artlink was proud and excited to be part of The Weather Cafe throughout January – March 2016.  Artlink groups, Studio 3 and LiLAC, provided some of the voice recordings and the abstracts for this immersive experience as well as hosting two events on site. The Weather Cafe is created by international artist David Shearing.  This…

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Boom, new project with young people

We’re looking forward to our new project working with young people, some of whom are NEET or are involved with the criminal justice system. They’ll be working with artists Rozi Fuller and Barney George from late April 2016. Thanks to our project partners Leeds Youth Offending Service and funders Awards For All.   Follow our blog for more info…

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Get Started Celebration Event

On 13th October 2015, Artlink held the Get Started Celebration Event at Northern Ballet.  This was a purely participatory event with participants and support workers invited along to take part in workshops, browse the exhibition, meet other people and to celebrate the first two years of the project.   It was a great day with…

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BEYOND Exhibition

Launch of new annual arts exhibition On 18th June, Artlink was part of a group of Leeds arts organisation who joined together to create a new arts festival showcasing the work of local artists with learning disabilities. BEYOND will be an annual celebration of the work of artists, performers and musicians with learning disabilities in…

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Year 2 – Get Started Begins

The project has continued apace during its second year, with workshops completing at Potternewton Fulfilling Lives and getting started at LiLAC, Morley and Bedford Place.  The range of artforms being explored between professional artiists and adults living with learning disabilities continues to be diverse, imaginative and fun.  So far this year, we’ve seen animation, printing,…

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