Topic outline

  • Schools Lockdown Arts Activity and Resources Research

    This is an opportunity to participate in a schools Lockdown Arts activity as a part of some PhD research with Liverpool John Moore’s University being undertaken by Elaine McNeil, School Liaison Officer at the Liverpool School of Art and Design.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic left us adjusting to a very different way of life - several of us home schooling for the first time - the arts sector is playing a huge part in devising imaginative ways to help reduce social isolation and manage the mental health and wellbeing of communities.

    This arts-based research project centres around labyrinth activities, the labyrinth being an ancient archetype that has re-emerged in recent decades and is often used in educational as well as, health and well-being settings. The aim is to explore how arts activities can be useful during epidemics and in particular how children and teenagers can process, reflect and capture their experiences of lockdown by engaging with labyrinth activities.

    In addition to inviting children, teenagers, parents and staff to take part, I’m also inviting creative practitioners from all fields of artistic endeavour. Those who choose to get involved will be invited to take part in a public exhibition as part of the National Being Human Festival in November 2020.

    If Hampshire schools would be interested in taking part and would like to find out more, they can access all the resources and information using this link.  

    For queries, please email or call 07782482733.