Performance practitioner Gillian Jane Less and visual artist Adam York Gregory lead Repeat, the next workshop in Eat. Move. Sleep. Repeat., a series of conversations with artists curated by Emma Jayne Park and Emily Furneuax.
The session will take place on Zoom from 11am-1pm on Wed 10 June. Register for your place here.
The mental health benefits of engaging with the arts is recognised worldwide but increasingly those who are responsible for making and sharing work are facing exhaustion.
At this time of collective uncertainty Eat. Move. Sleep. Repeat. is an opportunity to come together and discuss strategies for stability. How can we find our own equilibrium when the ground is constantly moving beneath us?
Join Emily Furneaux, Emma Jayne Park and an exciting group of artists to talk, think, collaborate and question how the way we work can better serve our wellbeing using practices that focus on food, movement, sleep and ritual.
Taking place on Zoom over four weeks, each session will focus on the practice of an invited artist. They will share an example of their work, lead the group in some of their approaches and answer questions before the space is opened to broader discussions with those in attendance.
Gillian Jane Lees is a performance practitioner. Adam York Gregory is a visual artist. Together, their durational performance practice seeks to explore the notion of 'the imagined ideal' through subjective performance, objective experimentation, documentation and observation.
Participants will be invited to join a practice about North. The many different North’s: the personal ones, the global ones, the ones in which we find ourselves. It's about direction and navigation, both external and internal.
Eat. Move. Sleep. Repeat. is an event created with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.
The events will be a precursor to the launch of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival Online Artists Socials which will invite people who explore mental health in their work to come together informally, develop a peer support network, discuss best practice and enjoy watching performance together.
Image: Emily Furneaux