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Clients produce beautiful artwork as part of artWell project

This stunning painting has been produced by some of our clients in collaboration with a local artist. The artwork entitled ‘Looking through the window’ was produced over several months as part of the artWell project run by artistic director Corinne Marsh. The project aims to empower clients through creativity, and Corinne helps those taking part to develop their creative skills, to build confidence and believe in themselves.

Clients were given the option to be involved with the project, if they wished, during their visits to Camrose.  By taking part, the creative process often evoked particular thoughts or memories, and enabled them to talk about their lives, their backgrounds, their challenges.

Corinne Marsh said “Each flower is a favourite flower and represents a person who made this work.  The finished piece delights in its lightness and brightness, its sense of hope and potential. It has been my great privilege to work with each person, bringing their ideas together and enabling them to make their ideas a reality and something to be proud of.”

Mike Browning, Chair of Trustees at the Camrose Centre said “We’ve been amazed by the interest shown by so many clients who are homeless or vulnerably housed and who have repeatedly returned to take active roles in the project. The painting has resulted in some lovely conversations. We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to discussing with Corinne and members of the Social Inclusion Partnership where and how the painting may be displayed for permanent public view.”

The artWell project is sponsored by The Mayor’s Community Chest and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Camrose artWell project