Moving On – Artlink Working Together

Develop as artists, increasing ownership of their work Recognise their abilities Increase decision-making Ask and answer questions Work in different spaces Visit cultural venues and reflect on those visits Represent the Moving On experience These were the specific aims we set when sitting down to plan this project with Moving On’s steering group of adults…

Artlink at Light Night Leeds 2017

‘Forecast’ is an artistic response to the poem ‘Shipping Forecast’ created by Artlink West Yorkshire’s LiLAC group as part of the Get Started project. This poem was in turn created in response to ‘The People’s Shipping Forecast’ on Radio Four and written in anticipation of David Shearing’s installation ‘The Weather Café’, a project which LiLAC…

Bewerley Croft Yorkshire Sculpture Park Day Out

It starts out cold and rainy on the morning we head to YSP, however this doesn’t dampen anyone’s spirits and everyone is ready and raring to go at meeting time. When we arrived at the park it was still wet and pretty windy so we decided to visit the Longside gallery first. Once at the…

Bewerley Croft’s Grand Day Out

An integral part of the Moving On project is to connect the groups to cultural opportunities which are on their doorstep.  Our work with Bewerley Croft has seen them explore and experiment with sculpture through wire and clay, alongside artists Van Nong and Christina Ingram and so it felt like a trip to the Yorkshire…

Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sylvie Fourcin, our Director, went on a group trip to YSP recently, and had this to say: ‘The project at Ripon House was a truly inspiring and transformational one. Artists Becky Cherriman and Milena Dragic used creative writing techniques as well as printing and textile painting to inspire and engage a group of women who…

South Leeds Unity!

What a great ten-week project and celebration event we had at Morley Library! What made this project a huge success was down to the enjoyment of being together and working as a team! Footsteps, hands, imagination, creating, painting, laughs and kindness. Smiles, in our community. Brought us all together in a unity of art, words,…

Ripon House

This is our first session in Ripon House, a bail hostel for women. I am trying to think what sort of activity will captivate and encourage women who might have not have had much experiences of visual arts. Also we are working with the theme of transformation, and I see visual arts as metaphors for…

The Curator came for tea with Studio 3

Our Wednesday art group, Studio 3, are being inspired by JS Cotman’s work, especially in Yorkshire. Theodore from Leeds Art Gallery came to tea with them at Artlink in March and had a fantastic afternoon. As the group made their sketches, Theodore looked on fascinated at how everyone had a different take, picked out a…