FDAMH’s art groups and our great relationships with local artists are continuing to offer great benefits and opportunities to those who wish to use art to support their recovery.
Our exhibition at Falkirk Fire Station, just before Christmas, drew in lots of people who were interested in the Artwork’s created by our Artists with three pieces being sold during the exhibition and on their way to new homes! We were thrilled to be visited by Contemporary Artist Karen Strang and Provost Pat Reid who were very impressed by the standard of the work on show and commented on the effectiveness of Art on mental health and how it can sooth and relax the mind. All in all, both our visitors and artists had a great afternoon.
Inspiration is all around and our Art Group recently took a trip to the National Modern Art Gallery in Edinburgh to see the work of Joan Eardley. The group had a fantastic time, got lots of ideas for future Artworks and feel very inspired to keep drawing!
FDAMH’s gallery space is updated every few months, deepening the experience of art for everyone who visits the centre. Our latest exhibit is thanks to emerging Falkirk based Artist, Liz Hendrie, with a range of uplifting pictures that will be at FDAMH for the next 3 months. Liz Hendrie last year won first prize in the FDAMH Art competition for Mental Health Awareness week and we are thrilled to have her back exhibiting her new collection of works with us. (Works are on sale, but you’d better be quick!)
Arts activities can be extremely beneficial to mental wellbeing. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at or how good you think you’ll be – if you’re struggling with your mental health and think enjoying art in a friendly and supportive environment could help please get in touch with Emily at FDAMH on 01324 671600. Or visit our Activity Group web pages.
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