The Dumfries project is called ‘Living in Flats Together’ and will see artists Alice Francis, Rosie Giblin, and Andy Brooke work with the residents of the c.70 flats that make up the six housing blocks on Dunlop Road in Lochside.
The commissioned artists are working through the project Place Hub, LIFT D&G and building a working relationship with Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership who own and manage the flats.
Angie Gilmour explains more about LIFT D&G
The artists ran a workshop activity as part of the recent Lochside Gala and got a fantastic response from community members, their focus now is on an initial series of pop-up events for the Dunlop Road residents which will involve food and creative activities, this will be first of series of events aimed at co-creating with residents a shared set of aims for their year together.
The artists hope to develop new spaces for longer-term activities with residents throughout the year and co-create some meaningful improvements for Dunlop Road.
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Stay tuned for the remaining updates from the towns, community groups (place hubs), and artists involved…