There’s no denying that lockdown has been challenging for all of us, but it has also given us plenty of opportunities. For many, more time at home meant a chance to step outside our comfort zone and discover new talents and passions.
In October 2020, Waterford Area Partnership, Waterford and Wexford ETB, Healthy Waterford, Waterford Social Prescribing and HSE came together to form an initiative called Creative Communities. Recognising a desire for a creative outlet in the clients they support at this strange time, Creative Communities set a challenge for individuals and groups and participate in a guided painting project.
This is not your average exhibition. Many of the completed works were done by artists who had never tried painting before but embraced a new side of themselves during lockdown.
Even when the work was completed in a group setting, the painting was very much an individual journey for each artist – a chance to intentionally take time for their personal wellbeing through the medium of creativity.
Join us in Garter Lane on 11th June as we document and celebrate the creative journey of these individuals, who were brave enough not only to try something new but to share the results with the world.
During one of the most surreal periods of living history, beauty was created through the creativity of our communities – come and experience a glimpse of it.
Opening: June 11th , 12noon
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre Front of House Space
Booking: No Booking Needed
Dates: 11th June – July 16th