The whole of Space2Create has been creatively focused on preparing our next exhibition. With one month to go till the Green Door Art Trail weekend we are making sure we have as much finished as possible. We have an ambitious plan for four installations and an interactive display that the public can be part of to create an artwork. All the installations will address mental health and stigma.
We are also collecting a new selection of pictures from our service users and volunteers for the exhibition to showcase the creative work we do.
We were very pleased to welcome some visitors this week too. Cherry Trelogan, a culture policy advisor for Cumbria County Council came to see how we worked with the view to running a session for us. Also Shanon, from Blackwell Arts and Crafts House came to see how we worked and also to discuss an exciting project between Space2Create and Blackwell (Details coming soon).
The group continued preparing one of our installations for the Green Door Art Trail in March. The small human figures in a variety of poses will adorn the avenue up to our unit and the wall as well as anything we can attach them to. We have a ttarget to make a minimum of fifty and we have nearly finished 15!
On the Kentmere ward, we experimented with collage: using fabric, paper, magazines, letraset and words to create images. One participant used these techniques to create a Birthday card. It is nice when a project can be both directly purposeful as well as therapeutic for the participant.
In the session, we continued in preparation for forthcoming exhibitions. We created needle-felted birds, and also continued work on some papier-mache bird figures we had created in previous sessions. Others carried on creating Modroc figures we had also begun before. There were, as always, some wonderful individual pieces being worked on as well. A busy and productive session.
A really busy session today! We carried on making the small people modlels from wire, paper and modroc. These are for an insallation to go outside the unit for the Green Door Art Trail at the end of March. It was great to see so many people and the range of figures produced was amazing. We want a whole range of emotions on display and that is what we ended up with. It was also great to welcome Shanon from Lakeland Arts Trust Blackwell House and Cherry Trelogan from the county council who both joined in the session. We have some exciting news about a project with Blackwell to come soon so watch this space.