Tuesday 23rd July   The missing image I didn’t get a chance to photograph last week: Los Alamos National Laboratory Rolodexes (adjacent to lift on first floor) So far 13 people have given me their time: 4 women working in the arts last week, and 9 this week – 2 women working in the arts, […]

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In this month’s research round up we look at research on positive emotions, contact theory, and moral psychology, together with some emerging research about the role of synchronous movement in empathy. Use it or lose it Just as muscles atrophy and you lose physical strength if you don’t take regular exercise researchers are finding that […]

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Empathy is…ouch! Empathy is…mind-reading!  Just two comments we received from young carers during the tour. Beautiful, funny and moving stories about experiences of empathy were told to artist Sarah Woods as part of The Empathy Roadshow tour (9 – 11 July). Her interactive, multi-media, one-woman show was presented to a number of different types of audiences including […]

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Wednesday 17th July As part of my commission I decided to have a Philosophical Inquiry (PI) in the gallery, which was initiated with the question: can art change the world? New questions were posed, and ‘do we all need objects because we are scared?’ was chosen. 30 myriad perspectives on things I’ve been musing over, […]

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We were thrilled to be able to present our new Kindness Challenge badge to the 1st Shorncliffe Gurkha Brownies and Guides. This unit, and the Hampton Guides, were instrumental in helping us to test out which parts of the challenge worked and which parts didn’t. We think we now have a pretty good challenge badge […]

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Second blog from Karen Simpson who created art out of litter found on the beach at Hut 136. Wow what a great time I’ve had at the Beach Art Hut, over 60 people came along and either decorated a ‘pebble’ for my Community Art Installation or made some Beach Litter Art or both in some […]

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