Seniors and students bought together with art
16 Oct 2019
A series of art workshops involving participants of all ages aims to culminate in a new mural in Avondale, Auckland coloured with paint donated by Resene.
The Intergenerational Project was a series of 10 workshops with elderly people and children focussed on pattern creation and tile making led by Ekarasa Doblanovic in partnership with Age Concern Auckland.
The project’s long-term goal is to use the painted designs made by participants to create a mural on the carpark-facing wall of the Age Concern building in Rosebank Rd, Avondale.
The first workshops were hosted by Avondale Intermediate with Age Concern facilitating the participation of elderly, transporting them from their homes to the school. A second phase of the project partnered with the Avondale Library and the Whau Arts Festival to deliver workshops in the library. There was an exhibition of all the artwork created at the Avondale Library during the Whau Arts Festival.
Age Concern works to address social isolation and loneliness, which are significant issues for a lot of the older people.
For more about Age Concern see here.
For more about Ekarasa’s work, see here.