K:ART PROJECT


CURRENT

We were awarded creative funding to research, develop and fabricate fully adaptable outdoor mobile exhibition unit(s) as a method of display which would be able to pop-up in spaces in different formations or groupings around the city. These units would create innovative outdoor art spaces which would allow artists to create installations, transport, display, sell their work, and create an arts hub outside for the public to visit.

In collaboration with Polka Design

Funded by Aberdeen City Council


We held an open community feedback event on 14th April at The Anatomy Rooms.


You can now view the K:ART Summary & Design video online


PLEASE COMPLETE OUR FEEDBACK SURVEY by Thursday 21st April 2022






LIGHT THE NORTH - NHS TRIBUTE SCULPTURE 

Working with NHS Staff 


2020/21


As a special tribute to NHS workers Elev8arts supported CLAN in delivering a wellbeing workshop programme and lighthouse sculpture for NHS staff to contribute to for Light the North as a tribute to their services during the pandemic. 


Due to Covid-19 the workshop programme was delivered remotely.


A team of 3 artists developed remote wellbeing workshops for NHS staff, activity packs were sent out and art sessions were held on zoom.  The artists produced the sculpture based on the workshops including the artwork of the participants to produce this special sculpture for the community.


'The Outpost' lighthouse was situated in Victoria Park, Aberdeen as part of the 50 lighthouse sculptures across the North East of Scotland.  The sculpture raised £12,000 for CLAN at auction.



LIGHT THE NORTH - COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

Working with CLAN Commuities


2020/21


Elev8arts was delighted to support CLAN with the delivery and co-ordination of their community programme for Light the North. 


Due to Covid-19 the workshop programme was delivered remotely.  


10 Participating CLAN centres and services worked together with an artist and a group of their service users to produce a small lighthouse. 10-12 project participants received a creative activity pack, had fun and enjoyed the wellbeing benefits of creativity whilst working together to produce a special sculpture for the community.


These 10 lighthouses were inspired and produced by our communities and displayed at CLAN centres and across the North East of Scotland.


Three community lighthouses were auctioned and together raised £8,600 for CLAN



KE'KU:N RESIDENCIES

Funded by Aberdeen City Council


In spring 2019 we provided 4 artists the opportunity of a week-long paid artist development residency hosted by Ke'ku:n Studio.


Each residency included a free workshop for the community and final weekend exhibition.


The project focused on installation and professional skills development, providing much needed versitile studio/display space, public engagement and highlighting art and artists in the area.



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STREET ART & STIGMA 

ADP South Community Forum


2019/20


Working with ADP South Community Forum (Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership) Professional artists were commissioned to engage with Forum members and created a series of public artworks and creative workshops for the community. 


The project has to date installed 2 final outcomes; A mosaic in Stonehaven and a mural in Banchory.  Multiple workshops have been held for a diverse range of particpating community groups and have covered techniques including collage, mosaic, expressive painting and stenciling.


The main aims of the project were to:


Challenge stigma facing those in recovery


Unleash creativity and increase wellbeing of forum members


Engage with the public and create an artwork for the local community


Raise awareness for the Forum and the work they do