Prints created by members of Tayside Healthcare Art’s Trust (THAT) visual arts programme were featured in an exhibition in the outpatient department at St Margaret’s Community Hospital in Auchterarder.
THAT artist facilitator Alison Robertson and volunteer artist Sarah Draper worked with participants over eight sessions to explore a variety of printmaking techniques in a fun and enjoyable way.
Alison said, “It’s been great getting to know everyone and they worked really hard to produce some lovely work.”
THAT development officer Karine Neill said, “This is a new creative experience for Neuro Central Auchterarder Group and the programme was also open to inpatients too. Alison designed a mindful programme and everyone enjoyed their experience and explored creative ideas and processes.
“Thank you to the artists and volunteers, and Friends of St Margaret’s and Neuro Central Auchterarder Group members Heather Wilson and Sheila Doogan who supported this programme.”
Heather said, “The group has really shown a sense of engagement and enjoyed socialising, as well as creating some great artwork!”
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 & Kinross and was supported by The Gannochy Trust, NHS Tayside and THAT.
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 Karine Neill on 01382 835509.