Fresh Art @ is the brainchild of a former service user, who came up with the idea of creating new, original, stimulating pieces of art work as a kind of 'give back' scheme. With support and expertise of local organisations, community groups and museums everyone has worked together to run the Fresh Art @ Hillview Lodge project. We produced more than 60 pieces of artwork which are now displayed on the walls of Sycamore Ward and other areas at Hillview Lodge.
An Experience Based Design project run by the B&NES Psychological therapies highlighted that Bath NHS House would benefit from a similar facelift. So, Fresh Art @ NHS House have created even more inspiring new artwork for these walls too.
Fresh Art@ held a successful exhibition with Fringe Arts Bath in May this year at Bath Artists Studios and have since been invited by councillor Ian Gilchrist to exhibit at the Guildhall in Bath and attend a Civic Reception to celebrate the work as well as the journey all the artists have made.
The exhibition is free to the public and is in the main lobby of the Guildhall and is running until August the 11th
We look forward to creating further work for Fresh Art @ Ward 4 this autumn!
Everyone involved in this project believes that creativity can make a significant difference to each of our lives by inspiring and supporting each other to have fun and be creative, learn new transferable skills, improve our health and wellbeing and connect with our communities. Projects like Fresh Art@ respond to prevention initiatives and create long-term savings in social care and health services whilst supporting each other through periods of transition in our lives.
If you know of anyone who may benefit from Fresh Art@ or If you feel that you would like to take part in Fresh Art@'s next project either as a participant artist or a volunteer please contact Nathaniel.firstname.lastname@example.org this group is also open to friends and family who support someone with a mental health problem and staff who work within AWP.