The Arts Train
Monday, 01 July 2013

ImageUsing the theme of 'journeys' as a starting point, members of Sharing Memories worked alongside five other groups of children and adults to create a collection of work which was exhibited at the North Light Gallery in Armitage Bridge

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The Tree of Life

Over a period of 12 months we worked with different groups (Nabb School, Enfield Down, Pathways, Friend to Friend, Artists in Mind) producing a range of artwork including textiles, collage, paintings, sculpture and creative writing.  The project gave participants the opportunity to learn new skills and work alongside people of all ages, including primary school children, adults with mental health issues and other older people.  Elements of the work included a replica train, with each carriage made to reflect the experiences of the participants, a map of Antarctica, and a beautiful Tree of Life which reflected personal life journeys.

Our launch event at North Light Gallery was attended by over 100 family members and friends, with around 700 visitors to the exhibition overall.  We also produced a short film to celebrate the opening, which included interviews with members of Sharing Memories about their personal 'life journeys'.  The exhibition moved to The Packhorse Gallery in Huddersfield for a further 6 weeks to maximise opportunities for people to view the work.  

Open the Window
Open the Window was a textile-based project which included participants from Enfield Down (a secure Unit for...
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Through the Window
This textile-based project taught participants a range of skills, from felt-making and collage, to drawing...
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Treasure Trunks
Sharing Memories created a series of four suitcases which contain memorabilia which can be hired out by...
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Supernatural Pots
We worked with participants from Enfield Down, a secure mental health unit, to create a collection of pots,...
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Food for Thought
Members of Sharing Memories joined forces with children from Lydgate School for children with complex needs,...
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The Arts Train
Using the theme of 'journeys' as a starting point, members of Sharing Memories worked alongside five...
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Festival Songs
Pupils from Holmfirth High School, Upperthong J&I School and Holmfirth J&I School worked with Sharing...
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Spring Fling!
A joint project with Lydgate School for Complex Needs, to design and host a community Tea Party
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Living Histories
A project that enabled life stories from our group members to be recorded, filmed and broadcast on Two...
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Pennine Landscapes
Our Pennine Landscapes project used photography, painting and creative writing to create an exhibition, book...
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