Children aged 5-11 years with speech, language and communication needs are invited to take part in a creative project ‘Close’, delivered by artist facilitator Amy Beddow, as part of the At Home artist residency programme run by Reading based arts charity Jelly. Children will be invited to capture their near environment in photographs and sound recordings. The images and sounds captured will be their observations of textures, patterns and shapes that they see, and things that they hear in their home or outside. To take part they need to use the camera and voice recorder on a parent/carers smart phone (with assistance if needed). They could also use a camera.
All of images and sounds gathered will be shared in advance, so families can see what everyone has found. In October, audio-visual collages created from the photographs and recordings will be shown on an exhibition webpage created for the project.
To receive instructions and inspiration, and to take part, or if you have any questions email: email@example.com by 10th August. Please note, places are limited and will be on a first come basis.
As part of a collaboration with the University of Reading paediatric speech and language therapy clinic, parents/carers and children who participate in the project will be invited to answer some questions about their experiences with a speech and language therapist after the project is complete. Participation in this study will be voluntary and will not affect participation in the art project.
This study has received ethical approval by the PCLS School Ethics Research Committee, project 2020-087-EP, end date 30-09-20.
Jelly’s ‘At Home’ residency is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to develop 12 home based collaborative residencies.
Tel: +44 (0)118 378 4687