This week I spent time with members of the Blue Room who are based within The Bluecoat, right next to the DaDaFest offices. Blue Room gives adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to develop creative and social skills and increased independence. Members get their inspiration from a variety of places including exhibitions at The Bluecoat, artists and other venues across Liverpool. The group work together to create art work such as drawing, painting, sculpting, dance, music and performance art.
Comedy and plants
Members of the Blue Room are responding to the exhibition in a number of ways such as telling jokes to plants to help them grow (I love this idea and may try it at home with my sunflower seedlings!).
The Blue Room are currently working with The Bluecoat to respond to the exhibition Double Act: Art and Comedy which is on display now (for free-and it’s brilliant so please visit if you get chance). Double Act exhibits pieces from artists who use humour in their work. Members of the Blue Room are responding to the exhibition in a number of ways such as telling jokes to plants to help them grow (I love this idea and may try it at home with my sunflower seedlings!). Today the group made plant pots with faces to make people laugh. They created the pots using the pinch technique and developed the faces by taking pictures of their own faces and using an app to morph them into faces that may encourage laughter. Later they will plant grass seeds to create hair!
The group were very welcoming and I particularly enjoyed the ice breaker where we all shared what we had done at the weekend. History of Place will develop our relationship with the Blue Room and look for ways we could produce art together to share stories of the Royal School for the Blind.