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Feasability study for Wells, Mendip and Surrounding Region.

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‘Who cares’

Artist in residence carers centre Bath & North Easty Somerset

This is the blog for ‘Who Cares’ artist in residence project conceived, designed and delivered by Andrew Henon. It is funded by Arts Council England and Bath & North East Somerset Council Arts Development, supported by the Carers Centre and a number of supporting advisors and project mentors. See

The project aims and objectives are summarized as:

‘Unique ‘Artist in Residence’ within ‘Carers Centre’ working with Young Carers; Using visual arts to develop an artsaward programme of activities empower young carers, raise creative content quality, engagement, delivery capacity, raise quality of arts activities and profile of young carers. Raise public awareness of caring issues. Collaborate with others to raise the expertise levels within work with young carers and adult carers. Collaborate with a completely new art form, I have not previously experienced producing new creative work. Reflect on career to date to move work on and prepare for a major touring application and exhibition programme 2015-2016.’

In Memory Frances

In memory of my sister Frances who died of cancer in February this year and in memory of my mother and father who died in early 2011. I was their carer for the last 10 years of their lives but I just thought I was doing what a son should do. I did not consider my self a carer in the same way I cared for my step son who was diagnosed insulin dependant at 14 years of age but I did consider being a carer I now realise I was. This is the space that you can use to reply to the project through posting a comment on the page and add to an ongoing dialogue and take part in the project through this blog.

I welcome your comments and look forward to your responses. Please do reply using the space below


Mum & Dad

As I work my way through the ‘Who Cares’ project I am aware that my caring role for my Mother & Father influennced my approach and is near to the heart of my actions and motivations. The care role certainly influenced and informed the concepts in the project and in celebration of my Mum & Dads lives I am posting an image of them taken a few years before they died in 2011. They loved and cared for each other very much in deed they were determined to stay in their own home until they died a wish that they acheived. My mother 89 died in January and my father 92 in march of 2011

‘Living Legacies’

The Living Legacies book and free downloadable pdf is now available from and you can access more details from This work brings together and culminates my work with APEX (All Able Pupils Extending Possibilities) This started as the Gifted and Talented area of work in Bath & North East Somerset. However Dr Marie Huxtable has turned the concept of Gifted and Talented around to a more inclusive rather than elitist and exclusive model. Gifts and talents can now be perceived as everyone having talents that they can develop and share as gifts. I beleive in inclusion and social responsibility. The book provides 48 contributors with a means to amplify and magnify their own voices to share their unique, individual and specifics to come together in the common and the shared. I hope you can find a voice that resonates with you.

Cover Final Merged

The Young Peoples Conference at Writhlington School went well today and the postings on the Living Learning site will now begin to build up the site. As APEX ends the book and next event begins to form together with the living Legacy contexts begining to emerge go to  to find out more. The sketchbook workshop today was a very different experience as Paula Tew and My Self were joined by Jack Whitehead. It was a last minute co operatively delivered session bringing together the three of our specific talents into one workshop. It was both novel and inspirational. The Living Educational Theory approach is so very much apropriate for using sketchbooks as both journals and creative ideas spaces. The shareing aspect to this sesssion was also very enlightening. The multi media and digital networking for APEX legacies is begining to take shape.

You can now also view and soon there will be a Facebook link

2 responses

12 10 2013
Jack Whitehead

Hi Andy – I’m wondering whether your work as Artist in Residence working with Young Carers and using the visual arts, might help to develop an understanding of how to enhance our understandings of the art(s) of living. I’m thinking of the art of living in the sense that each individual can be thought of as an artist in giving form to their own lives in a way that helps to enhance the flow of values that carry hope for the future of humanity.

14 10 2013

I agree with artist Joseph Beuys who said that he regarded any one who attempted to do what they do to the very best of their ability to be an artist. I too am hoping to gain a greater uderstanding of that which creates meaning and purpose to life through the lived experience of being an artist and human being. I hope make a contribution in my life that makes a difference to others however I seek to start this process from work on my self with self change and in the words of ‘Gandi’ ” be the change that I wish to see in the world”. I thank you for the feedback and hope to continue the conversations further.

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