Consuelo Rosa Servan

 

 

Project Ability is very lucky to have artist Consuelo Rosa Servan visiting from Madrid, Spain.  Consuelo has been working with an art association for disabled people in Madrid called Debajo del Sombrero, and has embarked on a number of exchange programmes throughout Europe researching similar organisations.  In May and June 2011 Consuelo volunteered at Vaalijala Rehabilitation Center in Finland.  While she was there, she attended a European Outsider Art Association conference in Helsinki which had delegates from many other arts organisations in Europe, including Project Ability.  She then contacted us expressing an interest in volunteering and was successful in getting Grundtving Exchange funding, to spend a month in Glasgow.

Consuelo is wrting a blog about her experiences at Project Ability which you can read by clicking on this link http://procesoscreativosenarteoutsider.blogspot.co.uk/

After 3 weeks in Glasgow and many hours spent in our studio and workshops we caught up with Consuelo to see how she was getting on:-

“I like the people in Glasgow; they are very easy going and friendly.  Project Ability is very similar to the organisation I work for in Madrid with its many years of experience in working with people with disabilities.  I chose to come here to improve my English and I love the space Project Ability has here at Trongate 103. I have gained lots of knowledge for my blog and many, many memories which I have been able to capture with my camera.”

We are very pleased that Consuelo has chosen to work with us and she has been a great asset to the team, we will be sad to see her leave when her month finishes on the 14th September and she returns home.  We wish her all the best for the future.

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