Making mosaics with the People's Stroke Group in Perth

Making mosaics with the People’s Stroke Group in Perth

FRIDAY, 10 NOVEMBER, 2017

EMBARGOED UNTIL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: 1:30PM, MONDAY, 13 NOVEMBER, 2017, COMMUNITY WING, PERTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL, GOWANS TERRACE, PERTH

Making mosaics with the People’s Stroke Group in Perth

The People’s Stroke Group in Perth displayed a collection of mosaic works at Perth Grammar School today (Monday).

The work has been made possible by ST/ART, an arts project for stroke and acquired brain injury participants across Tayside, which is run by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) in association with NHS Tayside.

Lead artist Maureen Crosbie and volunteer artist Sarah Draper have been working with the group to help them produce a number of mosaic pieces, including coasters, trays and bespoke works.

Family, friends and colleagues visiting the exhibition saw the ideas and complex designs each member has produced during the two month creative engagement programme.

Maureen said, “We have taken the group through the initial steps of cutting and preparing tiles to use in the mosaics and then worked with them to develop ideas and motifs that can work with this manner of designing. The group has really embraced and enjoyed the process and produced some remarkable pieces in what is quite a short period of time.”

Chris Kelly, THAT project co-ordinator, said, “Maureen has shown that mosaic making is versatile and adaptable. The group participants have enjoyed taking part and produced stunning work.”

The mosiac programme is one of a range of art programmes for people with long term conditions currently being delivered by THAT, which promotes creative engagement to enhance participant’s health and wellbeing.

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

Contact:

Debbie Huband

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 740134