Unity is a community art project that uses 24 identifying markers to draw on similarities and differences within the community.

 

Participants wrap wool around any of the markers they identify with to create their own personal map. The markers cover a wide range of identifiers, including, politics, mental health, relationships, loss and happiness. 

 

The markers can be changed to suit each setting, participants or set around a specific subject matter.

Unity can be booked for your community group, business or school by clicking here to enquire.

See below for examples ...

 

Celebrating Sanctuary

Celebrating Sanctuary was held on the 26th May 2017 by Sanctuary Network Morpeth to raise money for refugees moving into the local area. 

 

The benefit included music, poetry and keynote speakers as well as Unity. As guests arrived they were invited to participate in the piece, layer by layer the wool was wrapped around the key markers and as people were completing their course they were discussing their connections and helping each other.

 

Celebrating Sanctuary was held on the 26th May 2017 by Sanctuary Network Morpeth to raise money for refugees moving into the local area. 

 

The benefit included music, poetry and keynote speakers as well as Unity. As guests arrived they were invited to participate in the piece, layer by layer the wool was wrapped around the key markers and as people were completing their course they were discussing their connections and helping each other.

 

Celebrating Sanctuary was held on the 26th May 2017 by Sanctuary Network Morpeth to raise money for refugees moving into the local area. 

 

The benefit included music, poetry and keynote speakers as well as Unity. As guests arrived they were invited to participate in the piece, layer by layer the wool was wrapped around the key markers and as people were completing their course they were discussing their connections and helping each other.

 

Morpeth Fair Day

UNITY was on display at Morpeth Fair Day on the 11th June 2017. Featured on Oldgate in the town centre we experienced a wide variety of participants and people wanting to get involved. We were blown away by the breadth of responses, reasons and relationships that we saw over the course of the project.  

"I am in a relationship as a daughter and a sister does that count?!"

"I moved schools, I'm definitely a survivor"

Many people talked over markers such as I have suffered a loss with family and complete strangers discussing lost pets and family members whilst they also found laughter in discussing what made them happy or why they wouldn't be admitting why they circled I have done something I regret.

 

Sunday Assembly - Art with a Heart

UNITY was recently taken to Sunday Assembly a radically inclusive community of like minded people, the meet ups involve singing, speaking, and lots of laughter. 

 

Art with a Heart was the name of the keynote address made by Ayont at the event, where we talked about the Girls UP Front project and created UNITY as a group. We had lots of diverse and unique responses whilst creating the map. 

Contact

Lauren Sanderson

Company Director

ayontarts@gmail.com

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