Register or sign in now
Home > News
Lemos&Crane
Email this page
Print this page

Members' Zone

David Borwick, PRHA
joined 2 days ago
Isobel Quinn, The Royal British Legion
joined 3 days ago
Lucy Bridge, NHS
joined 4 days ago
Debbie France, Axiom HA
joined 4 days ago
Aziza Mills, Venture arts
joined 4 days ago
more...

News from Lemos&Crane

V&A Colour Space in the Gilbert Collection of gold and silver miniature boxes – November and December 2016

As part of our Re-imagine programme Lemos&Crane have been organizing and delivering projects with leading arts organisations, museums and galleries for adults with learning disabilities since September 2015.  Projects have so far been organized with the National Gallery, LSO and the V&A.  We also have projects planned for 2017 with Tate Exchange. Lemos&Crane are founding associates of Tate Exchange.  All these projects are featured on our website.

On 29 November 2016, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) the latest in Lemos&Crane’s series of Re-imagine projects got underway. This was the second in a series of Colour Space projects we have been running with the V&A.  The project is 3 workshops over 3 weeks for adults with learning disabilities and their supporters.  A diverse group of 15 participants and their supporters from all over London were recruited from Lemos&Crane's network of member organisations working in supported housing and social care (that included National Autistic Society, St Joseph's Day Centre, The Grange, Redstart Arts, L'Arche, Yarrow, Look Ahead, Phoenix and Norwood).

The programme, designed and facilitated by independent actor performer and movement therapist Tania Batzoglou, uses the Gilbert Collection of precious gold and silver small boxes made in the 18th and early 19th century, as its starting point.

For many participants this was their first encounter with a museum collection, and one of our objectives is to support newcomers to museums to feel they own public spaces as much as anybody else.  Focusing on a few small, beautiful objects is made fun by the use of tablets, which act both as magnifiers and cameras.  Each participant made photos of 3 or 4 of their favourite objects.  The photos will be viewed on a big screen next week, when the discussion of using boxes and pockets for items that are personal and important to individuals will form a jumping off point for further engagement and interaction with the collection. The images will also be edited, collated and curated into a creative output from the project (see Re-imagine Arts on flickr).  The smiles, laughter and active involvement showed that everyone got something from the day and looked forward to their next encounter with Tania and the treasures of the V&A.  They have also begun a journey of creative appreciation and expression.

We are interested in the importance of objects and materials, as well as images, in people’s lives and the use of tablet photography allows us both to record and reflect on our own creative process, as well as build a body of work, which we will be share and disseminate digitally, made by self-taught artists, new both to the practice of creativity and to the idea of themselves as artists.

 

Comments

No comments yet
Please signin to add a comment

Vanessa Bell at Dulwich Picture Gallery: Re-imagine artists responding to her work through textile printing

A lovely video inspired by the art of Louise Bourgeois made by Re-imagine artists at Tate Modern

Reflections on the Gilbert Collection at the V&A

Working together to improve criminal justice: Monument Trust Fellowship launched

Prisoners making spectacles for prisoners

Growing Localities Awards Ceremony 2016 at the Horniman Museum

Homing retired greyhounds at HMP Littlehey

Durham University students studying with prisoners at HMP Durham

LSO musicians giving workshops at London special schools

Disabled adults making music with prisoners at HMP Bronzefield

Evaluating Social Action for Rehabilitation - Khulisa Rehabilitation Social Action programmes

The magic of making: Why art matters for prisoners

Relaxed Talk and Draw at the National Gallery - Week 2

Relaxed Talk and Draw at the National Gallery - Week 1

Resilient Resettlement project started

The Knowledge: Learning from London

Inside and Out: the experiences of LGBT prisoners in prison

Update: Access to the arts, galleries and museums for people with learning disabilities

Seminar: Music and orchestral activities in prisons and YOIs

Call for good practice: arts and homelessness

Growing Localities Awards Ceremony

Conference review: Empowering homeless people to make resilient and lasting life changes

Establishing dog training projects in prisons and YOIs

Online Training: Adult safeguarding in social housing

Landmark Supreme Court ruling for homeless people

UPDATE: Bringing Orchestras into Prisons and YOIs

UPDATE: Catholic prisoners' experience of Catholic ministry in prison

Gamelan performance with Good Vibrations

Improving access to digital technology for homeless and ex-homeless people

Growing Localities Awards celebratory event

Tate Local Network: learning disability

Brazil/UK Arts and Homelessness seminar: 'Why do we engage homeless people with the arts?'

The London Symphony Orchestra's Create programme for adults with learning disabilities

Adult Safeguarding in Prison

The Care Act 2014 and the voluntary sector working in criminal justice

Inspection of the treatment of offenders with learning disabilities

The Care Act 2014 comes into force

London Symphony Orchestra's work with special schools

Catholic prisoners' experience of Catholic ministry in prison

Intoart at the V&A

Heart n Soul at the British Museum

Good Prison - Seminar with National Museums Liverpool

Improving access to the arts, museums and galleries: seminar report

Resilient resettlement for ex-homeless people

Tackling forced labour in the UK: new project with Thames Reach

Supporting spiritual aspirations of people with learning disabilities: new collaborative project

NEW Research: Catholic chaplaincy in prison

Research launch seminar: Trends and Friends

Welcome to LiteracyActionNet

Grow Wild UK free seed kits

Heart n Soul: creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities

The Good Prison: expression of interest

FREE SEMINAR: UK museums working with prisons and young offender institutions

NEW PAPER: Re-imagine: Improving access to the arts, galleries and museums for people with learning disabilities

Improving access to the arts, museums and galleries: seminar report

Upcoming seminar: Digital empowerment of homeless and vulnerable people

Resilient resettlement for ex-homeless people

Exploitation and forced labour of homeless and vulnerable people: Briefing Paper

Museums and prisons seminar - 24 Feb 2015

Grow Wild UK to distribute free seed kits

Empowering homeless people through digital technology: report due early 2015

Tackling forced labour in the UK: new project with Thames Reach

Supporting spiritual aspirations of people with learning disabilities: new collaborative project

Growing Localities Awards 2014/2015 - NOW OPEN

'Quids In': building financial capability and confidence for adults with learning disabilities: new collaborative project

London Symphony Orchestra encourages adults with learning disabilities

Digital Empowerment Awards announced

Growing Localities Awards announced

Homeless and vulnerable people in forced labour in the UK: developing and disseminating good practice in prevention and casework

People with learning disabilities and museums, galleries and performing arts: re-imagining access and participation

Digital Empowerment Shortlist announced

New free website: Action Against Cruelty

Empowering homeless people through digital technology: literature review

New and improved LiteracyActionNet website

Ethos and Practice: Comparing approaches to working with vulnerable people

Research launch: Re-imagining Futures

Lost and Found: the Next Stage Begins

LankellyChase Digital Empowerment Awards Open for Entries

Lemos&Crane speak at Thames Reach Digital Empowerment seminar

Get Online Week and Digital Empowerment Awards

The End of the Chinese Dream by Gerard Lemos: paperback edition

Coming Soon: Growing Localities Awards 2013/2014

Coming Soon: Digital Empowerment Awards

Improving literacy outcomes for children with dyslexia/SpLD

The spiritual value of night shelters for homeless people

New research: Digital technology and homelessness

Action Against Cruelty

New report: 'Bad Weather, Good Habits: encouraging social housing tenants to save more'

Sex and Relationships Education for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities

Contact us
info@lemosandcrane.co.uk
Read about us
Privacy policy
Terms of use
Copyright © Lemos&Crane 2017
close