I regularly take part in community art projects in and around the country of Devon, in England. I'm an artist practitioner with Art Raft, using creativity to bring together vulnerable people in and around the town of Moretonhampstead, where I live. I'm also involved with various projects for Significant Seams, including online tutoring with the Devon Recovery Learning Community.
Installation using architectural paper and pressed flowers, created by an Art Raft group and installed in a window in Moretonhampstead's church of St. Andrews.
Created in 2018 by a group of women in and around Moretonhampstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and the introduction of women's right to vote in the UK. The banner was designed by local textile artist Veronica Gould. I helped the group to develop the skills needed to piece the banner together. The 'river' features the names of female relatives and ancestors of the women who made it. It was paraded through London as part of the Processions march in June 2018.
© Melinda Schwakhofer 2020