Printmaking Display by Montrose Stroke Club

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A selection of prints created by members of the Montrose Stroke Club went on display today.

The artwork, which was displayed in the Montrose Bowling Club, was produced as part of the ST/ART arts project for stroke and acquired brain injury participants across Tayside. This popular project is run by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT), in association with NHS Tayside.

The printmaking programme is one of a range of creative engagement programmes for people with long term conditions currently being delivered by THAT.

During the eight session programme, participants experimented with different types of printmaking using mono print, dry-point etching and lino-cut techniques.

Lead artist Marianne Wilson and volunteer artist Kirsten Gollifer worked closely with the group and encouraged each member to produce a range of pieces exploring the various techniques.  The group drew inspiration from images of places and things associated with the Montrose area.

Marianne said, “Working with printmaking is such an interesting process as each technique can give you such different types of prints.  With the right level of support everyone can enjoy making prints regardless of the outcomes of their stroke. The group has worked hard from the very start and have produced some wonderful work.”

Chris Kelly, THAT projects co-ordinator, said, “The group have responded very well to Marianne’s programme and we have seen their understanding and enthusiasm grow every week.

“We have worked with the group for a number of years providing them with a wide range of creative opportunities and they always respond very positively.  Every time there are new group members participating and it is great to see them go from strength to strength.”

THAT was set up in 2002 and promotes creative engagement, using a variety of different art forms, as a means of improving the health and wellbeing of participants with a range of long term conditions.

For further information please contact Chris Kelly on 01382 835507 or by emailing ckelly3@nhs.net

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