AWE at the The Silver Economy Forum

ACAVA's Art for Wellbeing: Everyday programme featured at the The Silver Economy Forum in Helsinki, a global event that also brings in a strong EU dimension through the Finland's Presidency of the European Union.

Work by artist Josh Bilton, featuring long-time ACAVA member Marisa Rueda, was included in a presentation by Dr Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange, on creative ageing. The featured piece 'What Are We Afraid Of Losing? /What Do We Hope To Hold On To?' had been delivered in Age/ncy by Flourishing Lives, a three day programme at Tate Exchange which took place in April.   

With support from volunteers from across the ACAVA community, visitors to the event and artist Marisa Rueda (pictured right), Joshua Bilton embellished a large-scale invisibility cloak with memories, stories, words, poems and doodles. The cloak is a form of invisibility and an opportunity to share something of oneself but also to imagine an elsewhere, to lose oneself in memory or the fiction of a future self, place or planet.  The cloak discusses ideas of mutability - a sense that all matter is unstable in the face of mortality. 




Our participation in the Flourishing Lives at Tate Exchange in April was supported by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group as part of our Art for Wellbeing: Everyday (AWE) project. 

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