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In November we held a Cosmologies of Care workshop as part of the Turner Prize exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry.

We all rely on the care of others at some point in our lives yet care is largely invisible, hard to articulate, overlooked and very often undervalued. Covid has brought into sharp focus how important circles of support are for ourselves and each other.

Cosmologies of CareCosmologies of Care was a day of drawing and mapping personal testimonies of caregivers, caring relationships both paid and unpaid and the multiple interdependencies of our lives. Through conversations facilitated by Project Art Works’, we created a series of drawings making visible the patterns of caring and circles of support.

It was fantastic to facilitate the making of these drawings with audiences from the area. The process was an insightful and fruitful experience for us and we hope those who attended.

 

We wanted to share the following local support groups and organisations, some of whom were present on the day:

Grapevine  https://www.grapevinecovandwarks.org/
Gettalife  https://www.gettalifeonline.co.uk/
Voiceability  https://www.voiceability.org/
EGO Theatre  http://www.egoperformance.co.uk/
The Grangers Club  https://en-gb.facebook.com/TheGrangersClub/
Midland Mencap  https://midlandmencap.org.uk/
The Pod  https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/238/the_pod/1469/the_pod

Respond https://respond.org.uk

Support for adults with ADHD https://aadduk.org/
Online forum for adults with ADHD https://aadduk.org/forum/
Online support group for adults with ADHD https://adhdaware.org.uk/adhd-support-group-meetings/

If you would like to join the Support Collective at Project Art Works, we host regular online meet-ups with the next one taking place on 29th November, 11am – 12pm. We’d love to carry on the conversation! For more info visit: https://projectartworks.org/resources/virtual-meet-ups/

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