Archive for the visual-arts category

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City Arts Nottingham and University Nottingham publish research on the Arts on Prescription Service

May 3rd, 2011

City Arts Nottingham (CAN) and the University of Nottingham have published a research report into the ground-breaking Arts on Prescription (AOP) Service.  AOP is a community based arts project designed to promote mental health and delivered by CAN. The AOP service exists to help ameliorate social and personal difficulties experienced by people with mental health […]

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Art therapist Vicky Barber’s views on art as therapy

March 30th, 2011

Vicky Barber currently teaches art therapy to children with behavioural problems. As well as helping kids, she says  “Using art as therapy gives me a different perspective of myself. My doubts and worries become so much less important … I learn to accept myself as I am … ” To practise art as therapy, she […]

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Artist Jonathan Tucker-Bull: “Art saved me”

March 30th, 2011

Artist Jonathan Tucker-Bull’s estranged relationship with his mother, who suffered from severe depression, caused him to leave home at 16 and turn to art as a way of coping. Jonathan believed that his art had saved him by providing a channel for all his negative energy. He goes onto say, “People affected by mental illness […]

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‘Guidelines to Art’ by Society for All Artists

March 28th, 2011

Since the SAA (Society for All Artists) created its ‘Guidelines to Art’ method (you can see the full evaluation done by Nottingham University at it has now trained activity organisers in nearly 600 care homes in the UK, including BUPA, the Order of St John and many others. This has proved very successful and […]

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Mencap says taking part in the arts for PMLD sufferes is very important…

March 23rd, 2011

Mencap says that taking part in the arts is very necessary for people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), for many reasons. The  DVD ‘In the Moment’ created by Mencap highlights the value of the visual arts, demonstrated by people with PMLD being actively creativite and showcasing some of the most exciting work […]

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City Arts website and information

March 16th, 2011

City Arts, founded in 1977, are based in Nottingham and use creativity to “build confidence, well being, skills and enjoyment.” They aim to create closer, stronger and healthier communities. Since 2004, its Arts on Prescription Programme has supported those who are 16 and over and experiencing stress, depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. Workshops […]

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Art Therapist Gay Walker used art to help her cope with cancer

March 15th, 2011

“Art therapist Gay Walker’s battle with breast cancer and then uterine cancer eventually would span years and include 10 surgeries. Throughout the struggle, Walker wrote poems, sketched and created visual art to help her cope. When art therapist Gay Walker learned the lump was malignant, she painted lightning to express her shock. Her outrage inspired […]

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Art Therapy for Alzheimer’s: “I Remember Better When I Paint”

March 15th, 2011

A review by Rosalia Gitau of the film documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint”, which shows the progress of Alzheimer’s patients who are introduced to the creative arts. For more details of the film, go to its IMDB page.

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Visual arts/crafts organisations

October 29th, 2010

Painting/drawing National Acrylic Painters Association – SAA Society for All Artists (for everyone who paints – has local co-ordinators) – UK Coloured Pencil Society – Photography Disabled Photographers Society – Photographic Alliance of Great Britain – Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain – Crafts Association for Contemporary Jewellery – […]

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Stories from the Stroke Association

October 11th, 2010

There are many examples of how the creative arts can play an important role in an individual’s rehabilitation and life after stroke. Articles taken from The Stroke Association’s magazine, Stroke News, and newsletter for stroke support groups, Club Together, show what can be achieved: Cuckfield Aphasia Chorus The quilts that Kathryn built Talk Back club […]

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