Take part in a giant creative challenge this weekend in Gateshead.
This Saturday participants of our Creative Age project at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 'Shake the Art Box' will take on the challenge of creating a largescale drip painting on Level 1 of the centre.
With 60 people already signed up to the challenge the group is inviting the public to join in and make their mark on the mass artwork.
Between 1pm and 4pm people can join members of Shake the Art Box in creating the drip painting and for a free afternoon of creativity making models, lanterns and flip-books responding to the current Rodney Graham exhibition, That’s Not Me.
We devised the Creative Age project to support cultural venues to widen their offer for older people, those living with dementia and their carers.
Alongside taking part in artist-led sessions the groups, currently in six venues across the North East and Cumbria, each stage a sponsored Creative Age Challenge to raise their own funds and showcase how creativity has impacted on their lives.
Douglas Hunter, our co-director, said: “The artwork and growing creativity of those taking part in Creative Age has been fantastic to see as well as the enthusiasm from the venues involved.
“The Creative Age Challenge at BALTIC will be a first for the group and we hope to capture the imagination of the public while raising funds for further dementia-friendly arts sessions.”
The drip painting will take place from 1pm with free creative workshops running until 4pm.
A second Creative Age Challenge will also be held on June 10 at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland. The centre’s Creative Age group have been creating fused glass jewellery which will go on sale to the public.
To find out more about Creative Age and the challenge ring 0191 477 5775 or click here.