Verd de Gris

In March 2012 creative arts company verd de gris brought their project Changing Landscapes to Whitestone Arts: an initiative for older people exploring ideas about memory, landscape and sense of place …

In this third project working with Elders from Calderdale’s Asian community they took women attending the Women’s Resource Centre in Halifax on day-visits into the Pennine countryside, exploring how landscape can serve as a starting point for artwork and conversation. Sessions included arts & crafts, exercise & movement, talking & reminiscing, memories of childhood and life in Pakistan, Uganda and Kenya.

From past projects, landscape has played an important part in the Elders’ memories of childhood and homeland. This was a wonderful opportunity for the women to reimagine the landscape of their youth through the hills, rivers and valleys of West Yorkshire.