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ALAS Social Drawing Project


ALAS Social Drawing Project

Applied Live Art Studio is working with Museum of London to develop a new work of art about living through the pandemic. The project will offer Londoners, who have chronic or long-term mental health needs, a space to explore their experiences of the pandemic and lockdown and how it may affect their personal wellbeing. The project seeks to give a reflexive space to individuals while also offering them the opportunity to be part of a larger voice of who we are as citizens of London. They hope to offer a glimpse into the challenges and uncertainties in managing mental health in times of Covid-19.

ALAS will deliver a series of art workshops online in March to April 2021. ALAS can run group sessions with existing members of organisations, organise new group sessions for people interested in the project, and run one-to-one sessions for those more comfortable working alone. The final artwork, which might be collected by the Museum of London, will be built from a collection of works made by community members. The aim is for participants to feel that they are part of a larger network and their voices being heard.

Participants will explore drawing as expressive marking to create a visual narrative of their own experiences. The collection of drawings will be redesigned into a repeat pattern for printing. The process avoids voyeurism and disclosure but rather consider art making as a site of care and sharing. The end result will be what the participants choose to share into the work.

Themes:

  • Reduced support services
  • Family dynamics in shared spaces
  • Medications
  • Agoraphobia
  • Fake news and digital immersion
  • Brexit and Climate Change
  • Panic Buying
  • The Allyship of mass anxiety

Sessions will be held in March to April 2021. Days and time to be arranged together.

To join the project email: