The Portal: NEW ELGIN
In partnership with Moray Council Engagement Team, Elgin Youth Cafe and the New Elgin LOIP (Local Outcome Improvement Plan) team, M:ADE worked with a group of 8 teenagers from New Elgin to explore the meaning of place.
Over the course of a week, the group created a short film, with support from Poppycock Films and input from local community members. The film will be screened as part of the LOIP launch on the 14th of September at New Elgin Hall, whilst participants continue to work with the Engagement Team to achieve their Arts Awards.
Link to the film to follow!
Earlier this year, a number of close male relatives of one of our Trustees disclosed facing issues with their mental health.
Upon trying to find relate-able local resources, little could be found, but thanks to the open mindedness and bravery of a small group of strangers, M:ADE were able to produce a number of short films addressing personal experiences of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Please visit our Vimeo page to see and hear more - a heartfelt thank you to each and every guy who took part, you are all utterly fabulous!
You can support a further series of short films, this time focused on the female experience, by purchasing a print or artwork from our online shop.
Thanks to the support of Moray Drugs and Alcohol Partnership and TSI Moray, M:ADE were able to trial a new pilot project, S.PRINT, between April and June 2019.
The project saw us combine printmaking and spinning sessions back to back as a way to increase mental and physical well being in parallel. Engaging 18 people in total, including two local artists, participants reported a raise in confidence and new found interests in both creative and fitness activity. Some beautiful pieces were made and new friendships formed.
Thank you to all involved!
M:ADE has adopted the BT telephone kiosk on the A96 in Alves, Moray. It was proudly launched by Louie (aged 10) in January 2019.
Thanks to total funding of £15,000 from The Adam Family Foundation, Awards for All, Elgin and Buckie Common Good Funds, M:ADE will deliver a number of community based projects across Moray from 2019 into 2020, the results of which will be exhibited within The Portal.
For information on upcoming displays please follow us on social media. Individual projects will also be featured as they are delivered.
Photo Credit: Michael Traill