'Imagination' is a travelling exhibition of photographs which demonstrate the creativity of people on the Island with special needs will be on display at the Full Circle Exhibition Space.
During the Summer, Independent Arts, the Isle of Wight Charity that delivers therapeutic arts projects for older persons and those with special needs in the Community, ran a Sculpture project across the Island, supported by funding from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation.
Members from Sunnycrest Nursery in Newchurch, Ryde House, Meadowbrook and Haylands Farm in Ryde, St Catherine’s School in Ventnor and Thomson House, Beaulieu House and the Medina Centre in Newport took part in the project, working both as individuals and in groups with professional Island sculptors, Dave Badman and Lucy Wells, making a wide variety of sculptures from their imagination.
Guy Eades, Healing Arts Director for the Island’s NHS said: “One of the project’s main intentions was to teach and guide persons at each venue in the making of sculpture so that it could become a regular part of each venues on-going activities and the success of the project has inspired them to go on and do just that. So we are delighted to be able to show at Full Circle the photographs of what was made on the project over the summer as they show fantastic levels of imagination and enterprise from all who took part.”
The project has been photographed by Helen Butler, project manager at Independent Arts, and will continue to be exhibited at various venues across the Island, creating awareness of both the work done by Independent Arts in the Island’s community and also to demonstrate the creativity of the persons with whom it works.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with Healing Arts, the arts and health department of the Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust.
Notes for Editors
- If you are interested in purchasing any of the photographs or would like to know more about the work of INDEPENDENT ARTS then please contact: Helen Butler, Project Manager, Tel No: 01983 822437 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Independent Arts, Shide Road, Newport, Isle of Wight Po30 1HR