I was commissioned by the Building Exploratory in Hackney to devise a replicable workshop using creative techniques appropriate to engage older people who face difficulties in later life with architecture and the built environment. I was allocated to Poplar day care centre in Tower Hamlets, which cares for frail and physically disabled older people and those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I made a textile wall hanging with the group of 10 users, using simple printing, image transfer and sewing techniques.
“Sow the Seeds” is a 6-day course that Art in the Park is running as part of Morley College outreach programme, 3rd – 20th July. It is for young people ages 19-24 (with a bit of flexibility) not in employment or training, who might be interested in art, gardening or social care, or just curious to try them out. This project is linked with Waterside Care Home, in Sumner Road, where you will be putting skills that you learn into practice in a useful way.
We are very pleased to have a new inspiration post from Art in the Park artist Bill Hudson!!
I am seeing…. more art, in gallery/studios around New Cross and Deptford on the SOUTH LONDON ART MAP tours on the last Friday of the month.
I am reading….about worm drives and centrifuge machines mostly driven by hand on the internet, I need to get one for my paint machines project.
I am visiting…. Footscray Meadows in Bexley when I can.
I am thinking about…. designing and building 2 more paint machines for Elle Salt and my show, “AUTOMATE” at Talla Solais at Ullapool Visual Art, Ullapool in their Project Space starting In early September this year.
I am cooking….more homemade Scotch egg, pea and mint croquettes this summer, great for picnic.
I am hearing…..a lot of helicopters going over London with the build up to this very busy summer in London.
I am making…. plans for printing some art books is summer, I want to start showing my drawings in book form and I should be doing more printing like screen printing of my art.
#drawingoftheweek is a personal project; I have been doing from the start of the year.
In the last few years I have being drawing in small sketch books or journals as I travel all over London, it’s a way for me to focus /mediate as I travel on London transport or often waiting for London transport.
The rules I set for this project are:
• Post a drawing from that week’s set of drawing as part of #drawingoftheweek on twitter on Sunday or Monday.
• When I start a drawing I must finish it, and only then it can be dated.
• To record where the drawing was started and finished, i.e. on bus 321, train from Charing Cross or studio workbench.
• I start each drawing the same way, I start by trying to blank out everything around me and see what marks are first to be made.
• I never have any preset ideas how to finish a drawing; just keep drawing, until I think it finished.
• Post one drawing every week of the year.
I find as I look back over the last 21 posted drawing, it’s like looking at my diary, I start to remember, things I was working on at the studio, people on the bus, long wet journeys’ home in winter, etc.
Have a look out for more #drawingoftheweek by following@wmhudsonarton twitter.