An exhibition of artwork created by the users of Orkney Health and Care’s Lifestyles Centre opens on Friday 13th April at the Pickie Centre, Kirkwall.
The project was designed by Antony Mottershead, the Council’s Arts Officer and Ross Groundwater, the manager of the Lifestyles Services. It was part funded by OIC and the Scottish Government and EU’s LEADER fund.
Local artists Sheena Graham George and Angelica Kroeger held workshops which enabled the adults with a wide range of additional learning needs to produce their art works. A piece of public art for permanent display at the Lifestyles Centre is envisioned for the next phase of the project.
Antony Mottershead, said:
“The project has been a great success so far – we’re really keen to highlight the artwork that’s been produced by service users and participants from partner projects such as Connect and SEAL before we move on to creating the collaborative public artwork.”
“The project has enabled a diverse group of people to together and to participate in activities and opportunities that many of us take for granted, enabling individuals to express themselves in new and different ways.”
The exhibition pieces will also go on show at the Piers Arts Centre, Stromness from April 14th – 28th.