St Basils 'Looping the Loop'
St Basils works with young people across the West Midlands to prevent youth homelessness by providing support and accomodation.
From June to September 2017, St Basils took part in Sidney Nolan Trust's joint collaboration with Ikon Gallery Birmingham, supported by the Arts Connect Partnership Investment Fund. This project was to deliver a summer of arts activity with young people and was titled 'Looping the Loop'. Using the Ikon Slow Boat as a catalyst , the group took part in artist led workshops, including working with spoken word artists Free Radical and spray artist Dan 'Newso' Lickiss.
The young people brought together their creativity, experiences and skills to make work and explore themes inspired by Sidney Nolan's practice.
Four young people from St Basils came down to The Rodd on 1st August, accompanied by their youth worker, Saber. They were also really taken by all the animals at The Rodd and enjoyed being chased by the rooster and just getting up close to the Welsh black cattle. They also liked having lunch in the rustic farmhouse, and Saber pointed out that the whole experience would not have been the same if they had been in a modern building.