These case studies are intended to give all the participants in the Virtual Symposium a common ground to help facilitate our discussion and understanding from our different perspectives. In keeping with the spirit of the Art and Social Practice module, whereby we worked in the virtual world through weekly seminars by video conference and teaching and learning through a virtual learning environment, we present these case studies by video. The first is presented by the artist Gregory Sale who worked within the criminal justice system in Arizona. The other two were presented as Pecha Kucha at the Artworks Scotland Conference in Dundee in November 2013.

It’s Not Just Black & White: a 5 min introduction with artist Gregory Sale.

In 2011, artist Gregory Sale launched “It’s not just black and white” as a residency exhibition that considered the complex cultural, social and personal issues at stake in the day-to-day workings of the criminal justice system in Arizona. It was the sixth in the ASU Art Museum’s Social Studies series, which explores process-oriented context by literally bringing the studio into the museum. An installation of black-and-white-striped walls, created in collaboration with inmates, operated as a site for visual and mediated exhibitions, dance and other staged events, public forums, workshops and readings.

Deveron Arts, Catrin Jeans – Cultural Health Visitor

Catrin is the Deveron Arts’ Cultural Health Visitor. She will discuss the concept of cultural health, the role of the Cultural Health Visitor, its objectives and how it sits within the Deveron Arts and its programme. The Cultural Health Visitor is modeled on the traditional [NHS] Health Visitor’s working methods, taking a ‘from cradle to grave approach’. Her role is to investigate methods of identifying and monitoring cultural health through facilitating activity, motivating the community and fostering links with local services that connect culture with health.

Albert Drive Project, Tashi Gore, Lead Artist/Producer, Glas(s) Performance

ALBERT DRIVE Project was a year long, large-scale participatory arts project working with people living and working in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow to explore the central question; ‘who is my neighbour?’ Tashi outlines the social model of arts practice used to deliver this large scale participatory arts project Albert Drive.

Image: Catrin Jeans “Cultural Health Visitor”, 2009-2012 – courtesy Deveron Arts