Luminate launches first podcast

We’re releasing our first podcasts this month, exploring how two care homes have worked remotely with artists during the pandemic.

In the first podcast, released today (5th March 2021), visual artist Tracy Gorman talks about her experiences collaborating with residents at Ancaster House in Crieff, using watercolours and pastels to produce gorgeous landscapes and seascapes.

Helen is my hands, eyes and ears in the care home

Tracy Gorman, Artist

Tracy describes the wonderful care home staff as her “hands, eyes and ears” during the sessions.

They helped her connect with residents and provide hands-on practical support as she facilitated the sessions using Zoom from her studio in Glasgow.

In this relaxed conversation with Luminate, she provides candid insight into some of the challenges of artists working with care homes remotely, but also how the effort involved in overcoming them is worthwhile.

Keep your eyes peeled for our second podcast later this month! Choreographer Chris Stuart-Wilson will be joined by Kathy McGrath-Gunn, Manager of Anderson’s Care Home in Elgin to discuss his digital dance project.

Tracy and Chris are part of a Luminate project exploring different ways that artists and older people can work together safely during the pandemic.

A publication later this year will share learning from each of the projects.