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Roland F A McMorran is an artist & arts facilitator. He is also passionately creative about enhancing life through development of new socially engaged projects.
He is also involved in pioneering transformative approaches to mental health, dementia, community and residential 'care-giving/support' systems and environments. The new approach is developed from a practical and theoretical evidence base. Called a 'Human First, Active Community Model' it is wellbeing centred, and designed with definable tools to create a measurable positive psycho-social effect.
To best, and most powerfully, achieve outcomes this definable, practical, model of support is seamlessly combined with a specially designed physical environment. This environment, developed with Architectonicus forms the 'Affective Theatre™' which, again through a definable evidence based approach, acts as a catalyst to positive engagement, enhanced quality of life and a springboard to enhanced long term positive outlook.
Together the model and accompanying environment can help combat depression, enhance positive social engagement, develop positive and growing expressions of identity, improve quality of life, and make working in 'care' / 'volunteer' / 'support giver' roles exciting, empowering, creative and life enhancing - as they should be.
1985 born London, Lambeth
2003 Commissioned Portrait for Winterfold House School
2003 - 2013 Relief + Agency part time work as 'Residential Support Worker' for Adults living with Learning Difficulties and challenging behaviors, in both Herefordshire & London.
2005 Foundation in Art and Design
Hereford College of Art and Design
2008 BA Degree Painting,
Glasgow School of Art & Canterbury Christ Church University
2009 Post Grad. Dip. Royal Drawing School, London
2009 - 10 Trainee Art Tutor, RDS Drawing Clubs, Royal Academy Club
2010 - 11 Art Tutor, RDS Drawing Clubs, Royal Academy Club
2011 - 12 Art Tutor, RDS Drawing Clubs, British Museum Club
2012 Owl Barn Artist Residency, Gloucestershire
2012 - 16 Private Art Tutor, Herefordshire
2012 - Ongoing Co-founded the company Architectonicus - specialist evidence based wellebing centred Architecture and Interiors for housing, dementia and community, residential care / support environments.
2014 Solo Exhibition 'Zoon Politikon' at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2015 - 17 Art Tutor, for individuals & groups living with a dementia, their families and friends, in a residential nursing home setting.
2016 co-design, research and support of main stage presentation at UK National Dementia Congress. The focus was a new evidence based model for wellbeing centred design and support for 'residential care' with special attention to dementia.
2017 - Ongoing Co-founded the Company Good Brain Gang, providing Activity & Wellbeing centres on a new evidence based model designed to be highly accessible to people living with memory loss in the community.
2017 Presented 'Key Note Speech' to Housing LIN West Midlands Conference on new Wellbeing Centered, 'Human First' design and 'Active Community Model' for residential communities, in particular taking dementia into account.
2018 Co-founded the company Metamorphosen offering specialist consultancy and training packages in wellbeing centred, evidence based design and integrated community support models. Offering an entirely refreshed approach to the concept of 'residential care' and daytime wellbeing services.