This project has been running since 2013. It is part of the Free Space Project at Kentish Town Health Centre, and is now taking place online on the first Friday of every month. It is for people living with aphasia following a stroke or brain injury, and for those with other neurological conditions.
Monthly workshops held at the British Library for those living with dementia, aphasia or other neurological conditions. Workshops are linked to exhibitions or items from the collection.
Facilitator for this project for people living with aphasia to make art in response to sounds from the British Library Sound Archive as part of the Unlocking our Sound Heritage Project
a collaborative project with The Free Space Project in London and The Brain Charity in Liverpool
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If homes had ears
Facilitator for this project in partnership with The British Library Sound Archive as part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project
making art in response to sounds of the home inspired by the online exhibition If Homes Had Ears...
The possibilities are endless
Facilitator for a series of workshops linked to the release of the film "The Possibilities are Endless" from Pulse Films in partnership with the RSPB.
Musician Edwyn Collins survived a stroke and lives with aphasia, as a life-long ornithologist, used bird drawing to aid his recovery. These workshops for people with aphasia took place at RSPB sanctuaries around London.
online Drawing and wellbeing workshops
Over the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic I taught workshops and short courses on beginner's drawing, keeping a sketchbook and making art for a variety of clients including The Free Space Project, Lewisham Health Authority and The Royal College of Nursing.
Other past projects include:
Helping set up an art group at the Northwick Park Hospital stroke unit, running workshops and organising an exhibition of service user's work at The Barons Court Project, running art workshops at day centres for those who are homeless or experiencing mental health difficulties
Teaching in adult education
I have taught short courses in comics and cartooning, as well as general art and design at the following institutions: UAL Wimbledon, The City Lit, The Mary Ward Centre and Chat's Palace