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Click here for the new programme (Sept- December 2014).






Christmas shopping that gives back!

You can create donations for AiM (Artists in Mind) just by shopping online. The retailers pay for the donations, so you don t have to!

Please register at givingabit.com (unless you have already!) and choose AiM (Artists in Mind) as your chosen good cause. Then, whenever you buy online, visit the shops via the links on givingabit.com and we will get a donation from them.

With Christmas shopping in full swing, your present buying could really make a difference to us! See below for some great offers, and donations to be had!

Shop happy, and thanks for supporting us!





HOST (Open Studio Trail)
We received some 80 visitors to our studios during HOST, and had many positive comments made:
• Lovely work.
• Huge variety of interesting work.
• Great work, improved space.
• Such a welcoming and inspiring place. Love it!!
• Very uplifting, a worthwhile visit!
• Your naïve work is marvellous (Stephen Parnell).
• Impressive and enjoyable.
• Really enjoyed this, and am a bit jealous”
• Really good/enjoyable, chatting and seeing all the amazing art work.
• Very creative, thank you.
• Wonderful to see all the fantastic work, inspiring as ever. Well done everyone!
• Great space, inspiring work and lovely people! Thank you.
• Plenty of things to go away and think about. Well worth the visit.
• The works were nicer than in other HOST venues – so powerful, emotional and diverse.
• Very nice. I enjoyed looking at all the lovely work. So interesting and clever. The people were great too!
• Interesting variety of styles of art, inspiring and lovely to see. Friendly people.

So a BIG thanks to all who visited and all who helped to make it a success.






Dementia Awareness Week
Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything.
This week is Alzheimer s Society s Dementia Awareness Week and we want to get people talking about dementia. www.alzheimers.org.uk/TalkDementia



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Out of the Blue -- programme for January 2013
Sessions start w/c January 7th: click here for timetable



























"Open Mind" -- a sculptural mosaic for Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield
Service-users and staff are working with professional artist Amanda Wray, to produce a work reflecting the aspirations and unique perspectives of all those involved.

AiM @ 10 / HOST Artists Open Studio Trail

The AiM Open Studios and AiM inSide exhibition were a great success.

Here are some facts & figures about the event:

VISITORS: Friday: 50 Saturday: 99 Sunday: 73 TOTAL: 222

SALES: £417.60 (including art works, books, postcards and cakes!)

COMMENTS

Thank you AiM for being and doing.

Lots of great work!

I agree with him!!!

Very good, friendly, interesting work. Keep it up.

Fantastic. Long may it reign.

Excellent work. I m leaving feeling very inspired by both the work and idea behind AiM. Thank you.

Fantastic! So glad we came :) A good experience to see the work produced.

Very interesting and enjoyable. Thank you.

I liked so much of the exposition, really interesting.

I loved it here!

The graffiti wall was great!

Brilliant art, love the concept behind AiM.

Very interesting, lovely art work. Keep it up!! Thanks.

I always love to come here -- friendly atmosphere, interesting work. Thank you very much!

This is a great place, truly inspiring and a brilliant idea. Thank you.

There is some fantastic work here!

IMAGINING LEAVES

24 leaves were completed, with visitors recording their thoughts about what the future of AiM might bring. You can also see them on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/artists.in.mind


AiM Design Pod open for business
Learn how to creatively manipulate pictures, designs, scenery, portraits, photographs and more. Editing software is now as much an artistic tool as a pencil or paintbrush, and in these workshops you will use computers, digital cameras, scanners and electronic tablets, as well as discovering their many possible applications in art, advertising, publishing and film; bringing art forms into the 21st century.

Click here for more information.





AiM Annual General Meeting
Thursday July 19 @ 6pm
Out of the Blue creative arts space
Milford Street HD1 3DX

All friends of AiM are welcome at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 19 @ 6pm. This will be followed by a buffet, film showing by Lefty Caligari, and readings by the I aM Poets.

Download our Annual Report and the agenda.


The cinema of Lefty Caligari...

The work of Lefty Caligari embraces much of the ethos of AiM (Artists in Mind) in that his unique lexicon of filmic images and sound grow from the bed of his experiences with mental distress. The creative space within which to develop one’s voice, one’s language, is central to the supposition that “creativity is the immune system of the mind”, as declared by AiM founder John Holt.

Lefty’s unique vision is an antidote to his suffering. His films allow him the mechanism to express and articulate issues bound up with his experiences of mental illness.

View Lefty’s films on Youtube

The Creative Sanctuary of Lefty Caligari (article by AiM founder John Holt)
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