We invited artist Bella Milroy to design a programme of workshops throughout Autumn 2019. The project celebrated the sanctuary nature of the library as a place to relax, feel safe and looked after: cosy duvet-day vibes with a morning workshop, free meal and accompanying mental-health colouring book.
Access as Meditation; Writing and Poetry Workshop with Bella Milroy
Using social media models as a starting point, we explored how using image descriptions and closed captioning can offer new methods of being mindful and present in the moment whilst positively contributing to the accessibility of online spaces.
Two Loom Cloth: Performance/Workshop by Raisa Kabir
A collaborative weaving workshop using a two person back strap loom. This way of weaving is an action in understanding the collaboration, tension, energy and production needed to create a two-loom cloth, woven from both sides.
Lunchtime meals designed by disabled artists Leah Clements, Kyla Harris, and Romily Alice Waldon. Each menu represented the artist’s ideal sick-day foods, a significant and often transformative source of happiness for many of us that live under difficult circumstances. The menus focused on comforting, simple, accessible and soul-warming foods that celebrate and prioritise joy.
Mental Health Colouring Book
Designed by Invalid Art, promoting mental-health maintenance and finding safe sanctuaries in our daily lives.