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  • Writer's pictureSTEVE COOKE AATA


By Steve Cooke

As previously previewed, our friends at Cartwheel Arts have produced an excellent online exhibition, Collaborate.

The creatives who took part were paired together to ‘collaborate’ in exploring the themes of environmental issues.

In the exhibition launched on YouTube, Thursday 19th November with a 45m video, we are presented with an engaging mix of clips in which the artists introduce themselves and discuss their creations. We then see how the work came together through the collaborations.

Becky Smyllie, one of the organisers of the exhibition, the Art for Wellbeing Project Coordinator for Cartwheel Arts, explains more:

‘We invited our community practitioners to submit a proposal based around an environmental issue they were passionate about. We were looking for a clear vision of how they hoped to collaborate. A panel made up of myself, Rick Walker (Director of Cartwheel), Laura Broome (Trustee for Cartwheel) and Sue Taylor (Events Manager, Rochdale Borough Council), chose 10 to support [with funding from Arts Council England, Emergency Response Fund]. The core purpose of this project being to support our freelancers during challenging times.’

I shall be reviewing the contributions of the collaborators and providing more information about them and their work.

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