Arteast 2006 to present
Based at Bromley By Bow Centre
People with Learning disabilities, public art project.
Making murals, banners, sculptures, shop window displays, merchandise for nightclub.
Commissions by Investec, Tesco, Vodaphone, NHS.
Reverse the idea that people with disabilities have to be part of a dependancy culture.
The project doesn't think in boxes.
This world view is organic.
The project is interested in quality and difference - it embraces peoples foibles and differences as strengths and doesn't try to dumb them down.
Art embraces uncertainty as a positive and accepts that a lot of things are still very unknown, it is a rich learning experience to make art together.
Vulnerable adults, making work for the public realm.
Maximising resources with volunteers.
Member learning skills, sense of purpose, challenging the dependancy culture through achievement.
The group plan, discus, implement, design and complete regular commissions for outside partners and exhibition venues.
Creating public health messages, through sculpture, storytelling and events, creative rich learning environments, to enable local people to take steps towards better health and well being.
The project demonstrates that health is about the whole of life, it doesn't sit in a compartment.