We are delighted to announce the launch of Creative Paths, our new creative collaboration with Quarriers and carers across the northeast of Scotland.
Supported by Creative Scotland funding, Quarriers Carers Support Services in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray will work in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts to deliver a programme of creative activity between autumn 2020 and spring 2021.
Creative Paths has been designed by artists Dawn Hartley, Quee MacArthur and Nicola Kennell, in collaboration with Findhorn Bay Arts, to offer artist led walks and online activities to carer groups and individuals connected to Quarriers.
Dawn Hartley is a Dance Artist and former Head of Creative Learning at Scottish Dance Theatre. She co-created Sea Path with Quee MacArthur, informing and inspiring this new partnership project, Creative Paths, with Findhorn Bay Arts and Quarriers.
Quee MacArthur writes tunes and plays bass in Shooglenifty and has composed for many dance and theatre productions, including The Buke of The Howlat for Findhorn Bay Arts.
Nicola Kennell is an Art Therapist, Creative Arts Practitioner and Art Psychotherapist at Green Tree Art Studios. Her work uses a blend of mixed media materials and the natural environment to encourage others to experience exploratory and experimental art making processes.
Together, they will share and encourage creative skills, grow creative confidence, and build connection with others in the local area and across the north east of Scotland.
Creative Paths encourages everyone to respect and enjoy their own particular way of experiencing the world. The aim is to celebrate the live artworks created and an online exhibition of a myriad of shapes, colours, patterns, textures, words, dance, music and sounds, a presentation of the beautiful diversity of people.Creative Paths offers opportunities for staff and volunteers as the participants grow their interest, confidence, and skills through the project.
We’ll be releasing more images and updates from the first of these projects very soon. Watch this space.