Are currently running in Shrewsbury on Thursdays from 2 - 4pm at The English Bridge Workshop, for community-based service users. The group is run by professional artist Jean Mills and a range of techniques are explored using different materials and equipment.
At St. George’s Hospital in Stafford we have an art group on a Thursday lunchtime for adult acute inpatients, which is run by Debbie Todd.
We also have Simon Watson who runs an art group and a music group for inpatients on Norbury Ward at St Georges.
Some projects lead to exhibitions of artwork within Trust buildings or in partnership spaces and galleries.
For more information please contact Jessica Kent on 01743 210048 / Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of our work involves curating exhibitions at a range of locations around the Trust. More often than not this is artwork created by service users as part of a project and this naturally tends to be exhibited on the wards where service users can get the most enjoyment from it.
Our regular art competition is the other main source of the artwork for exhibitions. We have built up a body of work from the competitions, some of which is currently on show in the foyer at St Chad's and at various locations across the Trust.
This community project involved many schools and organisations in Tamworth as part of the Art in Unusual Places project. It was delivered by Arts and Events at Tamworth Council and funded by Arts Council England.
Ward staff worked with service users on it which proved to be very therapeutic for everyone on the wards.
The work includes Celtic flower mosaic tiles and two 8ft figures of King Arthur! They were showcased at Tamworth Castle on Saturday 14 July where photographs were taken - including aerial shots taken by drones. The photographs have been scaled up and are now on display at Tamworth Station.