Photo Credit: Lincoln Art Programme
What is the link between housework and artwork?Do creative people have messy houses? Does children's creativity differ from that of adults?Can exhaustion lead to new insights?
Lincoln Art Programme invited us to spend a week in their city considering these questions. Our children came with us. Every morning, from 10 am to 12 noon, we held an 'open house' event, inviting anyone who wanted to join us at our accommodation. These events were particularly targeted at families. Those who in fact came were mainly students from Lincoln University, and older people who lived close to our accommodation. We drank tea, discussed strategies for integrating family life and creativity, and made things from the store of materials that we had brought along.
Our residency also included a public talk (called Two Artists’ Talks Given Simultaneously), and a guided tour of Lincoln city centre based on the things our children had shown us.
public event in a domestic setting