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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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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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