Exploring print at the Birks

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Print work created by members of the Tayside Healthcare Art’s Trust (THAT) Visual Arts programme held a display of work at the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy.

The print work was created as part of THAT’s Visual Arts programme for North Perth and Kinross.  THAT work to improve wellbeing and social inclusion for people living with mixed long-term conditions through creative engagement.

THAT artist facilitator Maureen Crosbie worked with participants over eight sessions to explore a variety of printmaking techniques in a fun and enjoyable way.

Maureen said, “It’s been lovely getting to know everyone. They worked really hard and produced some great work.”

THAT development officer Karine Neill said, “We want to provide a new creative experience for people living in North Perth and Kinross. The programmes are designed for everyone to enjoy their experience and explore creative ideas and processes.”

The programme was supported by community development co-ordinator Fiona MacEwan from Birks Cinema Trust and project officer Audra Webster from Healthy Communities North Perthshire.

Audra added, “The group have really shown a sense of engagement and enjoyed socialising, as well as creating some great art work!”

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The visual arts project, which 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, was supported by The Gannochy Trust, NHS Tayside and The Robertson Trust. THAT promotes the value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, and to make an important contribution to their health and wellbeing.

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

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