Art:Connect Liverpool Project

International artist Wendell McShine spent time at Bluecoat for a seven-week residency funded by Liverpool PCT as part of the Decade of Health and Wellbeing. Wendell worked with children and young people from Norris Green and Blue Room artists to make drawings, carnival masks, film and animation inspired by Wendell's Trinidadian heritage and drawing upon participants' own experiences. The project focussed on how taking part in arts activity and collaborating with new people can improve health and wellbeing. Art:Connect brought together children and young people with learning disabled adults in order to break down barriers and increase tolerance and mutual understanding. The project culminated in a four-week exhibition at Bluecoat.