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Osmonthorpe Sculpture Unveiled

In late November, artists Jim Bond and Van Nong unveiled the sculpture created together with participants from Osmonthorpe Resource Centre.  Influenced by Scottish sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi the artwork is a study in the human anatomy with a mix of copper, steel and cement.  It takes pride of place in the front garden of the centre…

Osmondthorpe Resource Centre, Leeds

Moving On at Osmondthorpe Resource Centre Week 1: This is a brand new group for Jim and I, since  Bewerley Croft had to be unfortunately cancelled due to low numbers. The group of people who participated in this shortened sessions come to Osmondthorpe Resource Centre for a day of activities, and they are all too…

Moving On Bramley Fulfilling Lives week 1-5

This year at Bramley Fulfilling Lives we are… At the Movies! Based-on this group’s love of drama and theatricality, Ellie, Maya and I have been enjoying exploring genres of film and soundtrack with all of the participants to bring new scenes to life. As in previous years, we are again working together with Bramley Primary School…

Time to Shine – Wykebeck

It is our first time working with Wykebeck on the Time to Shine project. Rozi & I have been exploring the collections of Lotherton Hall focusing on the Himalayan Textiles. As I have been working on the BAME project – our focus was to have the same starting point for both of the groups and…

Time to Shine – BAME Health & Well-being Hub

It is our first time working with the BAME group, Michelle and I have been with the lovely ladies for the past 5 weeks exploring the Himalayan Textile collection currently exhibited at Lotherton Hall. We have been studying the colours, patterns and shape composition along with spoken words/poetry by the wonderful Maya Angelou. Week 1:…

Moving On Barleyfields Year 2, Weeks 1-5

     It’s really great to be back at Barleyfields Fulfilling Lives for another year!  We have been greeted with warmth and enthusiasm from all yet again – ‘We’ve been waiting for you!’ said support worker Karen with a big smile as we arrived for our first visit. This year artist Hayley Mills-Styles who specialises in…

Richmond Hill Moving on Weeks 6-10

Session 6 – Free Machine Embroidery & Physical Warm Up. The focus of this session was to complete some of the activities we started last week. This included finishing our circus stories and having a practice at creating paired still images whilst I took F and did a one to one session on the sewing…

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…

Moving On: Bramley Fulfilling Lives Weeks 1 – 4

  Introductions We began our project with a friendly greeting, an open introductory session with Bramley Fulfilling Lives. The adults were thrilled to begin with music, with various participants getting off their seats to have a dance! A few days later we also introduced ourselves to the wonderful year 6 children at Bramley Primary School….

Bewerley Croft Week 6-10

The visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has inspired everyone and with just five more sessions to go, participants are focused, and get creative with renewed enthusiasm.  From clay to concrete. Like the sculptures at YSP, we decided early on that our artworks will be durable, and weatherproof, as they will be displayed in the…