Art online with Ancaster House

Artist Tracy Gorman worked on an arts and crafts-based creative project with the staff and two groups of residents at Ancaster House Care Home, Crieff, between December 2020 and February 2021. Using a range of materials and activities, and meeting via Zoom, the sessions built week-on-week to create a gallery of art for the home’s walls. The art included gorgeous landscapes and seascapes using watercolours and pastels.

This project was one of four creative collaborations, part of Creative Ageing in the Pandemic, exploring different ways that artists and older people can work together safely.

…the legacy of the project is that [staff member] now does a painting workshop [with residents] every week. And so she's become more confident with what she deemed as fine art and something that she herself was a little bit scared of

Tracy Gorman, Artist