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Denscapes - 2023/2024


The Travelling Art Tent is a mobile art space in which we can create personalised spaces, or dens, with residents in care homes.

Working at Swallow House, Robin House, Kingfisher House, and Nightingale House in Dove Court, Burnley, residents have been creating and designing the process with which to create the spaces, as well as take part in building dens with Stacey Coughlin.

The project has been funding through the Developing Your Creative Practice fund, supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Dens are universal to many cultures, and the idea of creating your own space can give people a sense of autonomy and expression through the space they create. The care home is such a unique setting as it has to be a home, place of work and a space which meets legal requirements for care and health and safety.

Marking your own sense of identity in that kind of space can be difficult, especially if people are not used to this kind of institution. The den can become a space where they can be temporary transported to a different place of their own making and choosing.

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Previous Work - Floating Away

The Travelling Art Tent is an older people's community project working with participants from three residential homes and a day centre in the Stockport area supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Working with artist Stacey Coughlin and volunteers from Arc, participants collaborated to create artwork which was then be curated together into an immersive and interactive 'exhibition space' that toured each of the organisations and residential homes involved.

This 'sculptural' exhibition space, artwork and documentation was exhibited in the Arc Community Gallery and then for a final celebration at Stockport Art Gallery from 22nd February - 22nd March 2014.
The exhibition was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport, Councillor Chris Murphy and Dot Murphy.

For more information, please contact Stacey Coughlin:


Project supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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