Creativity in Community Sharing 2019/20
Funded by the Battersea Power Station Foundation Spring Fund
Inclusion Arts has developed the Community in Community Sharing project in the vicinity of the Stockwell Park Estate collaborating with Lambeth Vocational Services, Community Trust and Helmi House extra care scheme.
Lambeth Vocational Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Support people 18-65 with mental health issues to become more included in the community.
Community Trust based on the Stockwell Park Estate (1500 dwelling). Formed in 1994 as a response to high crime, a demoralised and de-motivated community.
Helmi House extra care scheme (46 flats with onsite carers). Support predominantly older people with mobility issues
All the organisations, including residents and staff, recognise the values of having Art activities that promotes health and wellbeing. The project will continue to raise awareness around nutrition, healthy eating, and community sharing and combating loneliness and isolation that can contribute to poor physical and mental health.
The workshop programme has has now been completed.
Community Trust Art Exhibition
An exhibition was held at the Community Trust resulting from the Artwork produced at the workshops.
Visit to the Tate Modern
There were 3 special arranged visits to the Tate Modern, with the Curator of Community & Social Practice,
in December 2019 for workshops participants of Community Trust, Helmi House and Lambeth Vocational Services.This also included an introduction to the museum by the Clore Hub at Tate Modern.
Highlights of the visits
Introduction to the museum by the Clore Hub, Tate Modern
Visit to the Turbine Hall which has hosted some of the world’s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art. On show was the.acclaimed artist Kara Walker’s 13-metre tall working fountain Fons Americanus inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London.
Olafur Elliasson exhibition In Real life
There was a further visit and workshop in February 2020 with workshop participants from the Community Trust and Lambeth Vocational Services organised by Clore Hub, Tate Modern. The workshop looked at the gallery, location, spaces and art are/can be relevant to different groups in different ways.
Residents from Helmi House in front of Kara Walker’s fountain Fons Americanus at the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern