Some of the early freelance exhibitions by Karrie Marshall & Chris King contributed towards the formation of Creativity In Care community interest company:
2012: See Me Now – out of the shadows – An exhibition with shadow-puppet film workshops, that mapped experiences of change in attitudes towards mental health over the last 30 years. The main exhibition took place at the Macphail Centre, Ullapool. Testimonies and contributions to the 40 minute film were made by 53 people in Invergordon and Ullapool, Ross-shire; Inverness; Wick & Thurso Caithness. See Me Now was shown at Eden Court cinema as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The year long project was funded by See Me.
2011 ‘‘ Angus MacPhee and other memories” at Eden Court, Inverness. Made possible by The Highland Council and Hi-Arts, this exhibition showed some of the grass weavings created by Angus during almost 50 years at Craig Dunain hospital. The boots, ropes and leaf-plait bridle had been given to me by people who had known Angus. Listen to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (Highland) Podcasts:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/HighlandFestivalPodcast Most of these grass weavings are now in the Kildonan Museum, for a permanent exhibition, in South Uist where Angus came from. Opens April 8th 2012
2010 ‘The Way It Was’ at The Open University, Milton Keynes . For the Learning Disability History Research Group members from the UK, Iceland, New Zealand and Denmark. Mixed panels, peep-show boxes, objects and art interpreting Marshall’s own research on long stay hospitals.
2009 ‘In Our Own Voices‘ at Centre for Health Science, Inverness. A narrative/story project involving over 150 people and using a variety of creative techniques to gather and interpret life histories, memories and experiences of life in long-stay hospitals in the Highlands. This exhibition was originally commissioned by Sense Scotland with funding from the Heritage Lottery.
This work was shown at Centre for Health Sciences, Inverness. In Our Own Voices – Leaving New Craigs (article on Northings.com)
2009 ‘Gathering Stories Through Art‘ Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness
Photographs by Andy Crossan and art works related to verbal, and non-verbal narratives, of people recently moved from long stay learning disability hospital services. The story gathering project was initiated by Sense Scotland.