London contains some of the largest and smallest community, cultural and arts organisations in the UK; and we have tried to ensure that the participants have an opportunity to see how work is undertaken in a range of organisations.
Resilience is the theme, which we would like to consider as a discussion topic during the visit, and it is a theme, which connects all of our visits. The UK [...]. Read more
Monday began with a walk to Holburn Community Association. Having sampled the hotels breakfast for the first time, everyone was ready for the walk to the community association, which took us through a diverse community located close to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Coram fields. A mixture of residential and retail facilities filled the route, with kebab housing mingling amongst more [...]. Read more
Art in the Park, Burgess Park in Southwark.
The whole group travelled together to Southwark to visit Andrea at Art in the Park. During a tour of the organisation’s projects in Burgess Park where it is based, Andrea explained the history of the site and showed us some of the artworks and vegetable and herb growing areas. Back at the studio, there was informal chatting with a nice cup of [...]. Read more
Visit to the Tate
Talk and ‘workshop’ from Liz Ellis, with help from assistant Rosie (Curator).
Liz could not have been more welcoming and considerate. She gave her time and arranged for us to meet other researchers – two people from Canada who are visiting the Tate to observe how galleries connect with education. We were given refreshments and Liz accompanied us into the galleries to [...]. Read more
The Conference ICA – Participatory Arts: Because We’re Worth it.
As ICA writes on their website, “Because we’re worth it! is an important national Summit exploring and celebrating the value of participatory arts, held 22 March at the ICA in London. Participatory arts have the power to change people’s lives for the better; provide connections, experiences and rich stories. The UK’s [...]. Read more
Thoughts about research
The UK Localise team hosted a week’s visit to London, providing a timetable of events and trips within the city for Polish and Lithuanian participants to sample participatory arts activity and to consider what each activity was about, who was it for, how did it develop, how did it function. How did it compare to Polish and Lithuanian equivalents? were there any [...]. Read more
The first meeting for all participants taking part in the UK group for the 4th Localise Study visit took place last week. As a way to get to know each other we created mini postcard memoirs. Below are our creations!… Still to come is Sandra Hall’s card, watch this space!
Jane Goetzee is a Liverpool-based artist and has worked in community arts for twelve years [...]. Read more