at New Warlands Farm. New Warlands Farm is in the middle of County Durham and provides vocational skills training for young people on the autism spectrum. It is too far from Highgreen for the Farm’s service users to visit VARC’s base but, with funding from Gillian Dickinson Trust and a donation from Newcastle Law Society VARC was able to invite artist Jonah Maurice to work on site.
In February 2017, Jonah worked with the young people to create an outdoor seating area near the farm’s buildings. Working with wood and willow weaving and planting, they have made a feature that is already being enjoyed and used in the spring sunshine.