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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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Artlink at Playbods

Artlink groups Studio 3, Donisthorpe Hall and Get Started Morley all took part in Playbods’ residency at Leeds Central Library in May 2015, led by Artlink artist Bryony Pritchard and Kim Glassby, as part of the library’s two-year Wordplay project.  Groups explored playfulness and creativity to develop a huge organic nature inspired installation.  It was…

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A Thousand Paper Cranes

We are pleased to return to the Yorkshire Centre For Eating Disorders to continue our work on the ward at Seacroft Hospital.  This set of workshops is being led by artist Rozi Fuller who has worked on the other creative projects led by Artlink on the ward.  Participants are currently exploring a range of different…

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In The Moment

The In The Moment project began in October 2014 and finished in January 2015 with exhibitions of the artwork.  This project working with people living with dementia and their carers, took place at Donisthorpe Hall, a residential care home and Bay Tree Resource Centre, both based in Leeds.  Participants explored the visual arts and creative…

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Get Started – Year 1 Complete!

Year 1 of Get Started has whizzed by and what a year its been.  Regular updates have been posted here on the projects page and also on the blog page, we’ve also had lots of Twitter action too!  The year was rounded off with celebration events at Calverlands Day Centre, Bramley Fulfilling Lives and LiLAC….

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Get Started – Year 1

Get Started has continued throughout this year, working with Bewerley Croft, Ramshead Wood Fulfilling Lives and Potternewton Fulfilling Lives.  We also continued our work with the forum group, LiLAC.  A broad breadth of work was explored during this period including printing with light, large scale painting and drawing, bubble sculptures, light projection, animation, drama and…

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A Bird’s Eye View

From May through to July 2014, Artlink’s Studio 3 group collaborated with artists Jill Johnson and Beverley Haines to produce a diverse collection of artworks.  The group took their inspiration from a selection of aerial photographs of Britain from the Aerofilms Collection taken by daring young men in their flying machines between 1919 – 1953….

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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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