The University College of London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust commissioned an installation by Stuart Haygarth for the new Macmillan Cancer Centre in Central London. The installation is made up out of objects found on his coastal track from Gravesend to Land's End.
More information you can find on dezeen.
Anton Hecht, a video artist, together with Andy Jackson made music at a bus stop. For one day, they placed a baby grande piano at Haymarket bus station in Newcastle and invited members of the public to play Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata together, it did not matter if they only 'donated' one or two notes.
"The idea," explains Hecht, "was to get people involved in the playing process: to take something difficult and break it down to a point anyone could join in with it. Though it was only as we started to make it I realised how music making is something anyone can be excited about, regardless of their experience.’
The result is beautiful. Enjoy!
A bit of magic on Monday morning.
Between March and November 2011, 10 enchanting paper sculptures appeared at different institutions in Edinburg. All artworks came with a message that included the line 'in support of libraries, books, words, ideas....'. Who the artist is no one knows.
The magic kept the whole of Scotland enthralled and the 'GiftED' exhibition that toured different places had an expected 50,000 visitors.
Now, according to the Year of Creative Scotland website, the mystery artist is back for Book Week Scotland (26 Nov - 2 Dec) with 5 new creations. All sculptures will be inspired by classic Scottish books and hidden in five secret places throughout Scotland.
Clues will be released on the Scottish Book Trust website. The first clue will be today at 9.00am GMT. The lucky finders will be rewarded with their own sculpture to keep.
The magic of art. We need it. It brings people together and makes us happy.
More information you can find on following sites.
www.bbc.co.uk (includes a video)
This cartoon is drawn by the 7 year old Kay. Kay has Autism and finds it hard to talk about it so he draws it instead, something he is clearly very good at.
It is written in Dutch so here's the translation, picture by picture and left to right
If things change or go differently, then I get scared
or angry or sad.
I actually do not know exactly,
but I don't like it.
Mum says that I can't do anything about it
that it is because of the brains in my head
they work differently; autism it is called
But I am not ill, 'funny', crazy.
It is a bit like the difference between cars and trains
Other kids are like cars: they can go any direction. Even off the road
If you have autism it is like a train, you can only follow the rails
But you can learn how to construct new rails.
With this amazing cartoon, he became the winner of the The pen as companion (De pen als lotgenoot). This competition in the Netherlands is for people who live with a chronic Illness or a disability and for their carers to give an insight into their living environment.
More information about the competition, you can find here. (in Dutch)
We actually found this information on following website. Ameesing is a very informative blog about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please note this site is in Dutch as well.
Whilst looking at the AHSW conference information, we came across Light Box - The Happiness Project. Their aim is very simple: to increase strenght and happiness of the city's people. We could use them here in Hong Kong that's for sure.
Have a look at their video, it explains it all very well.
An article picked up on Vicky Feng's blog about two non-profits investing in HK art.
Pure Art Foundation gives grants to artists but also has an exhibition venue available.
The Sovereign Art Foundation, runs the prestigious Asian Art Prize and even more importantly - according to us - funds local arts initiatives for kids such as our Make It Better - project. More information about our exciting Make it Better project will follow on our website in the next few weeks.
To read the full article, please click here.
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Steven Spielberg only got diagnosed with Dyslexia five years ago. Now he talks about it. What we found particularly interesting is how he used his creativity as a way to deal with it.
Steven Spielberg was interviewed by Quinn Bradlee and amazing man in his own right. Please visit his website Friends of Quinn to know more about living with Learning Differences.
This one is a smaller one but with an excellent selection of speakers.The conference this year will focus on patient and participant voice.
More information on the AGSW website.
Arts & Dementia, another example of what a good match it is.
The Phillips Collection together with Iona's Wellness & Arts Center have set up a project to improve the lives of people with some form of memory loss.
Read more about it in the Washingtonian.
To know more about Iona's Wellness & Arts Centre, please visit their website.
More information about the Phillips Collection and the Creative aging exhibition, you can find here.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb