Independent Arts' Time & Tide exhibition at The Learning Resources Centre of The Isle of Wight College ran from 23rd May to 9th August 2018.
Working with eleven partner organisations who shared their resources (Newport Roman Villa, Dimbola Lodge, Dinosaur Isle, the Classic Boat Museum, Isle of Wight Museums Service, to name just a few), we aimed to inspire, encourage creativity and facilitate cultural engagement for older people people on the Isle of Wight.
For many, attending our Time & Tide workshops has been an absolute first. Some participants have used workshops as a stepping stone, reconnecting with the creative process, building skills and confidence. We have fledgling potters continuing to work independently, watercolourists looking to set up regular painting groups, eager researchers delving into the past and photographers investing in their own cameras and heading out for more field trips.
This exhibition is testament to the hard work and commitment of all those who have taken part so far.
If you weren't able to get along to the exhibition, please explore the online gallery.
More Time & Tide workshops are planned, so there's still time to join in! (See schedule above.)
We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the Time & Tide project.
Time & Tide practitioners include:
"It takes your mind off your worries – I was in a world of my own."
J, aged 70, participant at Mosaic Heritage session, Newport Library, January 2018
"We loved today, just loved it. Being able to hold the things was really good, almost better than being in a museum."
P, aged late 70s, participant at Heritage Workshop at Dinosaur Isle, November 2017
"Thoroughly enjoyable presentation and wonderful hands-on experience."
R, aged 84, participant at Roman Villa Fresco Painting session, Newport Library, January 2018