The Tea Service
AIM launched the Tea Service at Spike Open in Bristol in April 2017.
The artists working with AIM were keen to find a creative way to engage with other groups, organisations and local community networks in Bristol to discuss and share ideas about a wide range of topics including art, disability and local history.
The central focus of the artwork consists of a purpose-made tea set, created by the artists through applying their painting, drawings, writing and photography to china white ware.
The artwork will tour to a number of venues in the city; art institutions, creative spaces, community centres and schools where the artists will invite others to join them at the table for art, tea and discussion.
The discussions will be led by the artists using their artwork as the starting point, creating opportunities for different and diverse groups to meet share experiences and ideas in a relaxed informal way.
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The project has included an EU funded international exchange element Expanding Realities a collaboration between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.
In November AIM exhibited Somewhere in the City at the Arnolfini, Bristol, an exhibition of work made by five Bristol based artists: Betty Sargent, Chris Rose, Jeff Johns, Jonathan Barr Lindsey and Dave Pearse.
In September 2016 artwork from the exhibition at the Arnolfini will be exhibited in Ireland as part of Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship.
Perceptions is an international showcase of artists who are work in supported artist studios work will be exhibited in venues across Cork City.
AIM would like to acknowledge the support it has received from:
Artist from AIM exhibited at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland as part of Perceptions 2016.
The exhibition ran from 9 September – 29 October a diverse range of artwork across ten city venues, showcasing the artwork of over sixty artists working in supported studio settings, both nationally and internationally. The exhibition included a screening programme, workshops, creative fair and symposium.
AIM: Somewhere in the City
Throughout 2015/16 AIM has being working on various projects, Somewhere in the City is a participatory heritage and arts project, working with five artists with learning difficulties in their home town of Bristol to explore an over-looked, historic area: the cluster of streets and lanes behind the Hippodrome and extending up to Red Lodge.
Infusion Art Cafes Project
Infusion Art Cafes is a european exchange project between AIM, Bristol, UK and Gasp, Cork, Ireland experimenting with using cafe settings as creative spaces for workshops, exhibiting and exchange.
The Project has been aimed at young adults with learning disabilities between the ages of 18 to 30 years of age. The project seeks to encourage learning through creativity, ideas of inclusion and participant.