April 20, 2020
Back to Practice
The studio provides a source of improved wellbeing and reduced social isolation for many, which may be needed more than ever at the moment. So when the physical studios had to be closed, the Thursday Parachute Club artist team felt strongly that an alternative creative offer should be explored and developed. With the same creative and flexible approach that we use in the physical studio, the team is exploring a remote model of interaction that aims to develop a sense of continuity through sustained artistic relationships, alongside engagement with materials, objects and processes. We have been inspired in our approach by mail art projects, mental health sensory boxes and, of course, the artists and makers we collaborate with in the studio. Our overall aim is to create positive, structured interactions and contribute to improved wellbeing during this time of transition and uncertainty. We look forward to sharing some of the work that comes out of this process over the coming weeks.