SENSORIAL

SENSORIAL is a workgroup that focuses on promoting Sensory Art & Active Learning. We believe that sense stimulus can work as a positive trigger and be a key element, making communication possible, especially when working with people with disabilities. The aim of our group is to facilitate a renewed appreciation of Sensory Potentialities in Art, through creative experiences that result in a reflective process for those involved.

 

 

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SIGHTHILL BANDSTAND PROJECT

This is a participatory project aiming to involve the Sighthill neighboarhood, at the North of Glasgow, in the design process of a bandstand, to be built within its new park. The idea was getting inspiration and input from those involved, at the same time that the bandstand was introduced  as a social space for the community.

 

St. Stephen's Primary- Oct.2019
St. Stephen's Primary- Oct.2019

We ran a series of workshops at St. Stephen's Primary School focused on get the children know what is a bandstand, what it's for and how its structure can be.

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St. Stephen Primary -Oct.2019
St. Stephen Primary -Oct.2019

Children working on the bandstand roof

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Accessibility workshop
Accessibility workshop

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St. Stephen's Primary- Oct.2019
St. Stephen's Primary- Oct.2019

We ran a series of workshops at St. Stephen's Primary School focused on get the children know what is a bandstand, what it's for and how its structure can be.

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Elsie with colour3

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Washing hair

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Elsie with colour3

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SCOTTISH WOMEN HOSPITAL  -Handling Box-

Pollock Park, April 2018
Pollock Park, April 2018

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Pollock Park, April 2018
Pollock Park, April 2018

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Interim Show, Feb. 2018
Interim Show, Feb. 2018

Photo by Tess Cassidy

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Pollock Park, April 2018
Pollock Park, April 2018

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PROJECT VENUS

 

As part of the NHS funded Be Arty Be Healthy project, I led an Edinburgh Arts & Crafts group that created `Knitted Body´, a revision on Anatomical Venus from XVIII century. All the organs were made from embroidery & knitting, representing a year of teamwork inspired by medical collections that brought back many memories for members of the group.

It was part of the exhibition 'Identity Crisis: The Modern Venus' about how the female body has been perceived in medicine over time.

COLLABORATIONS WITH JONATHAN MCKINSTRY

 

Jonathan McKinstry is a great cartoonist and painter who I collaborated with on  several projects.
Research Room, where we merged our visions. One of my screen prints from `Sweet Darkness´ was the base for Jonathan's interpretations.
Art in the Gart, where we experienced the gardens of Garnavel Royal Hospital together. This inspired the decoration of a piano covered with flowers & bees. Such a great summer!

After these, we have collaborated on a big mural, again at Gartnavel Hospital, and I have also assisted him on the Wrestling piano.

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Alan
Alan

This piano was part of Glasgow Piano City

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PROJECT ABILITY VISIT

 

In the rainy summer of 2012, through a European Community grant (Grundtving), I was in Glasgow visiting Project Ability: a centre established in 1984, which runs several programs for people and artists with disabilities and/or mental health problems. Big bright workshops and well stocked with materials, I felt like I was in the Chocolate Factory !

You can take a look here.  

TAIDEPESULA VISIT

In the Spring of 2011, I went to Finland for the first stage of an exchange between the Debajo del Sombrero association, which I was representing, and the ArtLaundry of the Vaalijala Rehabilitation Centre.

During my sojourn I had the opportunity to find out about several European associations, through the Outsider Art Symposium that took place in Helsinki. I also had the chance to experience the midnight summer: Juhannus on fantastinen!

For further information, please visit this blog.

 

 

 

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ASSISTING BELEN SANCHEZ

Belén is part of Debajo del Sombrero Association.
As an Artist, Sánchez is obsessed with fairground attractions, medical treatments and a long struggle against fictional villains that threaten her fiercely.
She uses film to tell her stories, but what is really engaging is all the Art work she makes for each of her short films: storyboards, sketches, drawings, collages and all sort of props. These pieces really grab your attention and have to be shown & understood in conjunction with the film, as an installation.


To watch first part of Belen´s short film visit this link.

A sick/happy Belen
A sick/happy Belen

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Casting Belen for the Yacente
Casting Belen for the Yacente

While working with Sánchez, we developed two of her alter egos: the Ferianta (a worker in charge of a fairground attraction), and the Yacente (a recumbent Belen, cast from her own body).

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feriantas & the extreme dance

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A sick/happy Belen
A sick/happy Belen

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