Exploring Ageing through Art -
In partnership with New Brewery Arts, OSJCT successfully applied for funding from the Baring Foundation's "Late Style Programme" for an innovative art project - "Exploring Ageing through Art". Robert Race, an artist who is over 70 himself, was comissioned to create an automaton on the theme of ageing. An important part of the project was to engage and involve older people, ensuring that the finished piece would be accessible to all, including those with varying levels of cognitive impairment.
Working with residents at OSJCT's Millbrook Lodge care home over some months, Robert inspired and assisted residents to print, cut, fold and craft to create their own small automata, making something new each week. He has used this experience and his own thoughts on ageing to shape and inspire his final piece, "Getting On". Click here to see a film about this exciting project.
The artwork is now "on tour" and is currently on display at Skirbeck Court in Boston, Lincolnshire until the end of June 2017. It will then move on to Whitefriars in Stamford (until mid-August) and finally to Patchett Lodge, before returning to Millbrook Lodge in Gloucestershire at the end of September.