several other things
I have always enjoyed working within my community as it brings us all closer together. With a bit of history in this area, I was lead artist in Andover’s first community arts group Artsparks over 30 years ago, I have been delighted to have been active in more recent projects.
May – June 2014: Encounters Pop Up Shop in summer 2014, engaged artists in working with members of the public to gather memories and expressions about Andover. This was funded by TVBC and has provided a valuable record that can be used for future plans in the town.
September – October 2016: Make Your Mark was designed by me to involve people up and down Test Valley in making textured copper panels. The copper was recycled water tanks and texturing was done using a variety of tools and hammers. Working at 3 venues, Romsey, Andover and Mottisfont from Test Valley Arts Foundation’s (TVAF)Art Bus, the panels have been assembled to provide permanent records of TVAF’s 25th anniversary.
going for a walk
Rosefield Day Care Centre, for Age Concern Hampshire
Going For A Walk is a drawing activity that I take to care homes and day care centres as it has been designed especially to blend simple drawing with personal reminiscence work. The drawings can be used as communication tools to gain insights into very personal memories. With a bit of encouragement even people with degrees of dementia can make a drawing that reflects part of their lives.
Visits to Edwina Mountbatten House in Romsey, Harrier Grange Care Home in Andover and Rosefield Day Care Centre, Odiham have been made and the success of these are helping to develop this innovative activity. I am grateful for the encouragement and support received from Test Valley Arts Foundation and Age Concern Hampshire.
Going For A Walk will be at Demfest, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Sunday 8 July 2018.
Please contact me for more details of how to book a session with Going For A Walk.