Join Cubitt Education for the launch of Public Wisdom, a three-year programme of workshops, events and commissions in which local elders will re-imagine the public realm in Islington.
Thursday the 8th of December 2011. 4-7pm, at:
Islington Town Hall
Art in the public realm can be breathtaking; awe-inspiring; life-changing. It can alter perception; transform architectures and landscapes; enrich communities; enliven social spaces and re-ignite the embers of cultural renewal. Who better than our elders, the senior members of our communities, whose lives have given them a wealth of knowledge and a richness of experience, to be custodians and practitioners of this work?
Cubitt Education runs regular art workshops for older people at community centres across Islington. Public Wisdom has emerged from this work: as a series of projects exploring how older people can contribute fully and creatively to local public life. The launch will provide opportunities to learn more about Public Wisdom and find out how to get involved, alongside:
– An exhibition of work in which members of Cubitt Seniors Art School at Claremont Project have re-imagined the spaces around Angel and Islington Green
– Drawings produced by older and younger artists during a visit to Islington Council’s meeting on 30th June 2011
Public Wisdom is supported by the Baring Foundation, the Monument Trust and Arts Council, England, and organised in partnership with Islington Council, Claremont Project and other local community organisations.