play becomes celebration; celebration becomes work; work becomes play

“What is often not commonly understood is how evolved socially-engaged (typically participatory) arts practice has become, and relatedly, how much this differs from many people’s conception and experience of what ‘the arts’ is.” Active Ingredients, The Aesop planning and evaluation model for Arts with a Social Purpose 2018 Inspired by the Bauhaus ART IS LIFE…

O brave new world that has such people in’t!

a splendid evening showing the staff involved in our two year program of arts engagement the horror film they all starred in, THE TIDE BRINGS | THE TIDE TAKES as well as a showreel of all the projects completed with their help and participation. A moving celebration of elgin’s community and dr grays hospital. Huge…

i’m ready for my close up mr de’ville

Our great wee film THE TIDE BRINGS | THE TIDE TAKES had its premiere at Inverness Film Festival this novemeber. The film was produced in collaboration with the staff of Dr Grays Hospital Elgin. The staff gave up their own time to help with the development of the script and then acted in the film….

flying high with steve barker

As Steve Barkers community hospitals film project comes to an end we thought it would be nice to give him a little space for a staff profile. Steve has been working on this aerial film project documenting some of the very striking NHS grampian hospitals from very new perspectives. Steve has also been heavily involved…

last night a DJ saved my life

Our joint project between arts organisations in Moray has brought the popular silent discos, often seen at festivals and raves, to elderly patients at Dr Gray’s Hospital Elgin. The first of its kind in the area, the project is based upon an idea piloted for dementia patients in Australia, which revealed huge benefits amongst sufferers,…

stars in their eyes in elgin

  We are currently very busy spending august creating a soundtrack for and editing the Dr Gray’s thriller chiller. We wrote and filmed the piece over a busy June and July during one of the hottest spells of weather this year. The staff of Dr Grays truly were the stars of the show helping in…

dr gray’s thriller chiller

  Our Dr Gray’s film project is well under way with staff getting excited about the prospects of their starring roles. During march Graeme and I set up in the canteen and began to gather ideas from staff about the film and what they want it to be. We then recruited Mike Webster a filmmaker…

an extraordinary life

Our film “An extraordinary Life” an interview with influential arts therapist Joyce Laing OBE who is our leading authority on “Art Extraordinary” or Outsider Art in Scotland, premiered at An Extraordinary Gathering. The full film will also be shown at a series of screenings celebrating Scotland’s Extraordinary Art and the history of Scottish Art Therapy…

caring and sharing

As part of dissemination and sharing good practice we ran and co hosted an event with the Stove group in Dumfries. The event was a Public Talk and Discussion in the evening and a preceded by private meeting of the artists from Dumfries and Galloway who are working with hospitals and healthcare and the GHAT…

healthy engagement

  lovely documentation film created by Steven Barker one of Dr Grays staff – it features the exhibition of research our interns on resonate | disseminate have organised at Moray School of Art In September 2017 Resonate Disseminate recruited three students from Moray School of art to become interns on the project. Their aims were…