Where two Lines Meet

Last February, we invited artist Janetka Platun to evaluate our volunteer programme and to creatively respond to it. She came back last week with a creative workshop for a group of staff, participants and volunteers.

Saturday's workshop entitled 'Where two lines meet' was born out of a number of conversations with artists who have a unique perspective of the volunteering programme. The workshop explored themes of interchangeable roles, aligned with co-operative structures. Line markers were used to visualise a peer to peer network, that suggests a distributed way of working, learning and collaborating.

The group was incredibly receptive to exploring these ideas:

"For me it was about the emotion. Meeting new people. The lines between people, interconnected. The lines are there to be played with."
-Colin

"Well what a wonderful workshop it was! I enjoyed every aspect and element and would have happily stayed for another two hours to do it all again. It was a lovely group of people to spend time with and the activities were well planned, thoughtful, surprising, and great fun."
-Celine

"I'm interested in how the lines are dissecting and moving forward. To dissect our lives we all need people to help us move forward.'"
-Amy


 

"We are all individuals, we became connected through this idea of the journey.'"
-Margaret

"I think the idea of doing different parts of the workshop in different spaces was good, it kept things moving and fluid. The workshop was great fun and I really enjoyed the 30 second drawing, I had to be open to the other person. The line marking on the floor was fun, I had to be aware of the others in the group. All the activities seemed to be about the awareness we have of ourselves and others in a group. I hope the lines we made remain on the studio floor for a while."
-Simon

More photos can be seen on our Facebook Page. 

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