Digital Woodland

During the spring of 2020 Artventure participants were invited to take part in a 14-week long project to create a Digital Woodland with artist Julie Hoyle. This project was to help our learning disabled participants to understand the pandemic and to cope with the isolation of the first lockdown.

DAiSY (Disability Arts in Surrey) organised this project to help member organisations to provide distant service to participants during the lockdown. They collaborated with artist Julie Hoyle to create assignments for 14 weeks that were communicated on printed instruction sheets and video tutorials. Participants had to photograph their artworks and Julie created this wonderful video from them. This project was great help for many disabled artists to survive the first lockdown. It slowly introduced the digital content and ways of communication never used before. Zoom sessions with Julie were very successful and followed by many more on our own during the lockdowns to come.