An Lanntair Arts Centre and the Grianan Centre ( a day centre for adults with disabilities ) have worked in partnership for many years. We have worked together on a huge number of arts projects all with inclusiveness, participant choice and creative exploration at their heart. In the early days of working with the Grianan Centre An Lanntair had an artist embedded there who worked with the staff and service users on a range projects including animation, graphic stories, painting, sculpture, photography and more. An Lanntair hosted two vibrant and popular exhibitions in its main gallery space of work produced by participants over this time.
Service users from Grianan have continued to work closely with An Lanntair coming to the art room once a week to create artwork. Sometimes the work produced is one off pieces for the individual but other times the group works on creating ambitious larger scale projects together. They have worked collectively to help create sets and props for An Lanntair’s preschool events in the auditorium where they contributed to transforming the space into an exciting new world for the children be it outer space or deep under the sea. They have created life sized reindeer for Christmas displays and huge and complex collage pieces looking at the myths and legends of the Hebrides.
This exhibition is a celebration of the work that the talented staff and service users of the Grianan Centre have created over the years and represents the tip of the iceberg in terms of artwork produced by the dedicated staff and participants of the centre.