We are delighted to announce that of our Artist Commission project Home will be shown next week on Monday 21 January 2019 on BBC 1 Inside Out South East at 7:30pm. Inside Out came to the opening of our exhibition in Ashford and interviewed artist Anna Ray and some of the amazing women involved with the project. Home, a project we delivered in […]

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At the beginning of the ‘Home’ project I purchased fifty metres of white cotton fabric to use in the workshops. Over the course of seven months this cloth has been torn up, written on, painted, stamped, drawn on, projected over, folded, hung, draped, layered, tied, punctured, stitched, appliquéd and gathered. We have expressed our feelings, […]

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People United and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts announce the completion of their commission, Self-Identity, with artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin. But this is not the end…

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During my visit to the University of Toronto, I explored some of the neighbourhoods in the city and even managed to squeeze in a trip to Montreal over the long Victoria day weekend in May. Montreal is the 2nd largest city in Canada and it has a completely different feel to Toronto. For one thing, […]

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We were thrilled to open an exhibition sharing the work of Home, an ambitious Artist Commission project we delivered in partnership with the Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council. The exhibition was a celebration of work produced by award-winning textile artist Anna Ray with recently resettled Syrian and local mothers in Ashford, exploring themes of ‘home’ […]

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Our 2018 Self-Identity and Home artist commission projects are coming to an end and last weekend Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin (of Self-Identity) penned a reflection of their time with the project participants; discussing things that they have learned and the thought-provoking artwork that they have created. Read their final ‘Messy Business’ blog, below. Landing  We are […]

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On Monday 29th October the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their second meeting of the academic year. This month we had our first international guest speaker, Dr. Chaio-l Tseng, a research associate in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Sciences at the University of Bremen. She gave a talk her ongoing project […]

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As our 2018 Self-Identity Artist Commission approaches its last few weeks, artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin share how they are finalising ideas with domestic violence support group Joining Hands, Joining Hearts (JHJH). Gearing Up We have just spent the day reviewing the video material we have so far, working out what else we might need, playing with […]

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Annis Joslin, AC2018 Self-Identity Artist. On a recent residential project I watched the wonderful Charlie Brown Halloween Special with a woman in her 20’s (who is also autistic). When it had finished she said how she was much too old to do trick or treating now and how much she missed it and how wished she could […]

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From Northwick Primary School: We have finished our ‘BeKind’ Mural which contains the hand print of every child in the school and many members of staff and parents.  The creatures were designed by the children.  It cheers up the school playground, even on a rainy day!  The link to the video our learning ambassadors made is below. […]

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