‘Our Work of Art 2019 – With these hands’
18 – 31st MARCH 2019 (free public access)
at Garage Coffee @ Fruitworks 1-2 Jewry Lane,
Canterbury CT1 2NR
- A co-curated two-week, free, public exhibition mounted by the project team and creative volunteers. It features the stunning project ceramic murals and artworksresulting from the creative older people’s activity programmes 2018-19, supported by volunteers with mounted photographs, entitled ‘With these Hands’.
- PRIVATE VIEW EVENT
- Friday 22nd March (6-8pm)
- at Garage Coffee @ Fruitworks
The launch of a photo-book of the project: ‘Our Work of Art 2019 – With these Hands’ exhibition. It is designed to: inspire arts and wellbeing artists, volunteers and participants; to celebrate the diversity of personal and collective, group creative and quality achievements, of the project.
- SHOWCASING SESSIONS
Celebrating Success and Leveraging Opportunity For Arts & Wellbeing
Thursday 28th March 2019 (Starts 10.30; Ends 2.30pm )
10.30 – 12 noon : The Beaney, House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
12.10 – 2.30pm: Garage Coffee @ Fruitworks, 1-2 Jewry Lane, Canterbury, Canterbury CT1 2NR
Find out how the ‘Our Work of Art’ – a partnership project – led by Age UK Canterbury with Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable, delivered by Espression Arts CIC, supported by Kent Arts & Wellbeing:
- Has been highly effective in benefitting volunteers and older people through group creative practice ;
- Produced some stunning, vibrant artworks – ceramic mugs and group murals with photo-story, led by creative Catherine Arnell, Director, Espression Arts CIC;
- Inspired and developed the creative confidence and capability of volunteers through the project’s ‘arts & wellbeing’ training, mentoring and development of a peer support network;
- Successfully engaged around 150 local older people in day centre and community settings;
- Has increased social capital and supports social prescribing;
- Is a highly cost-effective model of partnership working that could be more widely adopted.
These sessions will:
- Explore the interest of organisations in forming a ‘network’ to collaborate to promote higher quality, creative activity programmes, to improve individual and community wellbeing;
- Discuss the reduced costs and leveraging potential and other advantages that can be achieved by organisations working together;
- Present how ‘Kent Arts and Wellbeing’ (a new not-for-profit organisation) could provide a means – to set up, support and manage a ‘partner’ network – to benefit people in Kent.
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- Event organisers: Telephone 07786 307 664 or 07884 497 478