Togetherness

Noticing Nature is all about exploring and strengthening connections, between participants and their local environment, between them and me, and now that we are working with groups again, between the members of each group.

Workig in groups in an almshouse courtyard

Recently I returned to work with one of the almshouses in Salisbury, about 6 months after my first visit. Building on the skills the group developed last time, we worked to create group artworks on a larger scale.

One of the group pieces in progress

I also recently worked at a care home in Warminster. Sadly the planned four sessions ended up being reduced to one, because of covid (both in my home and theirs), but I was really pleased to receive this photo from them, showing that they are continuing to use art to respond to their garden, and spend time together, even when the home is shut to visitors and I can’t get in to see them.

Photograph shared by care home

If you have been inspired by the Noticing Nature project to make your own artwork in response to your garden, park, a vase of flowers or natural object that you have at home, please do get in touch and share a photo or two, we’d love to add them to our online exhibition.

Published by James Aldridge

Visual Artist and Consultant, working and playing with people and places. Based in Wiltshire, UK

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