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Projects

The Oasis Project

The Oasis Project is the result of planning between Artlink, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board and the artists Becky and Bryony over many months.  This project came about as we were aware of the growing numbers of unpaid carers within our communities, how these voices are sometimes not heard, with levels of care often taken for…

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Get Started – Year 1

Our Get Started project began in earnest at the end of January 2014 across four independent living sites (Wetherby Fulfilling Lives, Jude Court, Bedford Place and LiLAC).  During these sessions, participants have worked with professional artists exploring movement, large scale painting and storytelling to give a few examples.  Participants have use coloured liquid chalk, inks,…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

Artlink is nearing completion of this three-year project at The Yorkshire Centre For Eating Disorders, funded by Comic Relief’s Young People and Mental Health Fund.  This unique opportunity has allowed us to embed creative discovery into individual recovery programmes alongside the work of the clinical staff on the unit.  Over the three years, service users…

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365 Leeds Stories

Studio 3 have recently completed the 365 Leeds Stories project together with artists Jill Johnson, Matthew Bellwood and Alison Andrews.  This project formed one of the 7 strands of work which has been taking place across the city.  It has used a wide variety of artforms and artists to explore creative and interesting ways of…

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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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