Curious Nature Project
May 2019 - May 2020
Working in collaboration with Lovely Land, funded by The National Community Fund. A programme of visual art and community garden work for all ages,
The Curious Nature Project was a seasonal programme of nature-inspired activities and events. Designed to create opportunities for the local community to engage with their shared green spaces, and access a connection with nature right on their doorstep.
Myself and Lovelyland wored in partnershio, to create a varied programme of creative, accessible, explorative actitives, for specific groups and ages, inc yoga, print making and more. The events and activities, celebrate our outdoor spaces and engage with local community, inclusively.
CNP logo designed by me along with all the illustrative work plus photography.
June - Nov 2020
Arts and Wellbeing
Funded by Shropshire Council Arts
Multi-sensory arts and wellbeing sessions to participants.
Devised & Delivered by visual artist Jamila Walker & qualified yoga
teacher and artist Emily Wilkinson.
Resources - PDF
Audio tracks featuring music, creative exercises and meditations.
Our aim is to help people connect with their natural creativity, feel good about themselves & improve wellbeing (physically, mentally and emotionally) whilst having fun.
As well as giving participants a physical and creative experience, we aim to create a digital toolkit and creative resources for positive body awareness so that everyone we work with contributes to something of longer term value.
“The arts provide a route to better health and wellbeing while health
provides a route to the arts that can help to overcome persistent inequalities of access.”
Creative Health Inquiry Report 2017. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing
The empowering nature of these sessions could be beneficial to those that engage with films/audio/PDFS, as well as adults/familes who are experiencing unemployment, mental health issues, body image issues, or other factors which may make people vulnerable.
Within a body positive and creative space, we aim to build self esteemand spark inspiration whatever participants’ circumstances may be.