‘Feltastic’ creations on display

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Felt work created by members of THAT Visual Arts programme held an exhibition last week at the Kinross Centre.

The felt work was created as part of Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s (THAT) Visual Arts programme for South Perth and Kinross.  THAT work to improve wellbeing and social inclusion for people living with mixed long-term conditions through creative engagement. The programme was run by THAT, in association with The Gannochy Trust and The Robertson Trust.

Textile artist and craft facilitator Sarah Jacobs has worked with participants over eight sessions. The programme is designed to explore the process of making wet felt, needlepoint and creating personal and collaborative felt pieces in a fun and enjoyable way.

Sarah said, “Everyone worked very hard and produced lovely felt pieces.”

THAT development officer Karine Neill said, “The project is about the participant’s enjoyment and development over the course of the programme. Sarah worked very well with the group and introduced collaborative pieces of work. Everyone enjoyed their experience and they were excited to explore creative ideas.”

Kinross Centre manager Nan Cook said, “The group have shown a sense of engagement with this creative programme and enjoyed having this as a different and new activity.”

This visual arts project is one of a range of creative engagement programmes for people with mixed long-term conditions currently being delivered by THAT across Perth and Kinross. THAT promotes the value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, and to make an important contribution to health and wellbeing.

For more information about the programme, please contact THAT development officer Karine Neill on 01382 835509.

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