Artreach artists with learning disabilities will make temporary structures in creative response to external and internal spaces in Stirling University art and sculpture collection.
Artreach is a multi-arts programme developed by Artlink Central with a collective of creatively engaged participants with learning disabilities from across Forth Valley. Artreach has been running since 2010. Our participant artists, along with a core group of practitioners have developed completely new artistic opportunities and working, creating inclusive and challenging work that is highly visible. Artreach artists develop collaborative, multi-disciplinary work in partnership with professional artists, often in public spaces. Some of the places that they have performed include Stirling Castle, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Tramway - Glasgow and The Scottish Parliament. The aims and outcomes of the Artreach programme have always been
Creative campus Artreach participatory artists will make temporary structures in public spaces in the Stirling University sculpture Park in creative response to the artworks, internal and external spaces and the iconic Pathfoot building in its 50th anniversary year. “The Pathfoot building is probably the most beautiful, most civilized, most sensitive and most intelligent piece of large scale modern architecture and planning in Scotland …” The Creative Campus will run over 3-5 days and work will be created openly, welcoming the wider public’s interaction. The Artreach collective comprises of 15 creatively engaged participants with learning disabilities working alongside 2 visual artists and Stirling University collection curator.
Artlink Central is a Scottish charity and social enterprise working across our communities and public services to deliver extraordinary participatory arts practice. We work in partnership across artforms to deliver purposeful opportunities that make a real difference to people and places.
Based at Stirling University Innovation Park, working across Central Scotland.
Our patron is Julia Donaldson MBE.