Di Jones Creating Connections with Eltham Arts

Di Jones (Unit 0, Studio 0-32B) worked with Eltham Arts to create shadow puppets for Creating Connections, a community arts-led project between the generations.

"No one can resist opening a handwritten envelope before opening any other mail. Handwritten letters inspire curiosity and evoke nostalgia. This well-being focused project engaged groups of primary school children, 50+ participants and senior citizens with life experience in SE9 to initiate a dialogue through letter writing to upskill participants in communication, inspire interaction and promote positive relationships. Through workshops led by our professional artists and facilitators, letters exchanged between the two generations inspired shadow puppetry and storytelling to visualise their understanding of the content of the letters and support their representation of ideas." - text courtesy Eltham Arts

More information on this Arts Council-funded project can be found here: elthamarts.org/1666-2

Image: Di Jones, Creating shadow puppets in the studio for Creating Connections, courtesy the artist, 2021