THAT host art at Perth Museum and Art Gallery

THAT host art at Perth Museum and Art Gallery

MONDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER, 2017

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THAT host art display at Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Art work created by people living with long term conditions went on display in Perth Museum and Art Gallery today (Wednesday).

Participants in the Reflections on Collections group created the work during a two month programme, where they explored some of the museum’s collection through creative art work. This included topics of natural history and 60s and 70s memorabilia.

The project was supported by NHS Tayside, The Gannochy Trust and Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT), which delivers creative engagement programmes with people living with long term conditions (LTC).

The group, which is part of THAT’s mixed LTC Perth & Kinross Creative Engagement project in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross, were encouraged to be creative individually and as part of a larger group. Their group art work will now be on display in the community case at Perth Museum and Art Gallery until January 2018.

One group member said, “I love learning new things, I never thought I could do art but I have really enjoyed all the different techniques.  I never thought I’d be able to do any of this before”

THAT development officer Karine Neil, said, “This was a great opportunity for everyone to explore a new environment through the collection and exhibitions. The group have felt valued and the group work on display until January 2018 is a great outcome and a testament to their hard work.”

THAT promotes the therapeutic value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, to promote social inclusion and to empower the individual to make an important contribution to their health and wellbeing. For more information about the programme contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509.

Contact:

Debbie Huband,

NHS Tayside communications

(01382) 740134