Our Work Of Art 2018 – 2019
Our Work of Art is a community art project which is inspiring older people as volunteers and participants in socially engaged creative practice. Adopting an Artists Collaborative Approach to deliver Community Arts was strengthened by partnership working using my skills as a photojournalist and volunteer mentor, together with a fine artist, potter and a ceramicist.
A public exhibition ‘Our Work of Art 2018-With These Hands’ was held at Garage Coffee, Canterbury from 18-31st March 2019. The celebration events, with the ceramic mural centre-pieces and my photographs of the creative volunteers who supported older people in the project were a great success with over 300 people visiting the exhibition.
I developed and edited the photobook together with a team of creative volunteers and everyone involved in the project received a copy of the book. Our Work of Art built on the successful LAPWING project, which I also recorded and documented.
Our project key collaborators and partners were
- Espression Arts CIC
- Age UK Canterbury
- Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable
- Arts Council England
- The National Lottery Awards for All Fund
- Canterbury City Council
- Kent County Council
- Kent Community Foundation
- Lawson Endowment for Kent
- Pargiter Trust