Digital Art produced at The Grange with artist Chris Robinson from 2002-4
The overall aim of the Digital art projects was to encourage the Grange Day Centre service users in becoming familiar with all aspects of Digital Arts Media. The project also sought:
To facilitate and empower elders in the creative use of digital tools, the laptop, camera, scanner, printer, graphics tablet and the art and design software.
To demonstrate and get service users actively involved in the use of Digital Media in the design and production of personalized printed material.
To build intergenerational links with participating local schools, promoting mutual understand between the young and their elders.
To provide an opportunity for the elderly to contribute to young people’s education.
A collection of self-portrait dry point prints, made by elders at The Grange Centre using both modern digital technology and traditional hand crafted print making techniques.
Cloth cushions and puppets
A collection of cushions which were designed like samplers for family and friends of the elders they were also designed to engage primary school children in learning about the lives of the older generation.
My Story Cards
The story cards were made by elders for the family and friends as a way to celebrate and acknowledge their own lives. People using their own original artwork, family photographs and words illustrated personal histories and memories.
These projects were funded by Kellett Fund at Community Foundation, Northern Arts and Newcastle City Council (Arts Development)