Some pictures from our exhibition

Some pictures from our exhibition

in Events June 7, 2018

On 18th May we held a pop up exhibition in the Portal in Irvine. The exhibition was a showcase of what had been achieved with funding secured from the mental health participatory budgeting fund.


 



 

The work of three groups was included:

Conversations in the Crafternoon

What we set out to achieve :

  • Go and see artworks from other artists and groups
  • Make larger scale works that we can exhibit in a public forum
  • Get the word out and let people know about what we do

What we did :

  • Met on Tuesday afternoons to have conversations. The conversations led to us making a variety of artworks either individually or as a group
  • We went through to Edinburgh and took part in an exhibition at Summerhall as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. We spoke with other people who were taking part
  • We were part of an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and we explained our works to people who visited
  • We made animated films on ideas that came from our own experiences
  • We photographed our work on Ardrossan shore

Write to Recovery

What we set out to achieve :

  • Raise awareness of the group’s activities
  • Create a book of writing
  • Distribute works in public spaces

What we did :

  • Met on a Thursday morning to talk and write
  • Co-ordinated a Book in a Day workshop at CCA in Glasgow along with Scottish Recovery Network
  • Published “Seasons of the Mind” (available here today! for £10)
  • Individual members read their works at public events
  • Contributed to animations
  • Visited the Robert Burns archive room at the Mitchell Library
  • Took part in Scottish Book Week by running a workshop on the theme of “Elements”. We did this at Stevenston Library

 

Good Vibrations Singing Group


What we set out to achieve :

  • Invite musicians to run workshops to help us learn new skills and improve our confidence
  • Visit choirs and music groups locally and further afield to have conversations with them and hear them sing and play
  • Raise awareness of our group in the community


What we did :

  • Met on a Wed morning to sing and play
  • Joined in The Big Sing
  • Performed in public at Safe to be Involved! Event at Harbour Arts Centre
  • Attended workshops in Glasgow with Cappella Nova
  • Made experimental music
  • Recorded sounds for animated film
  • Held drumming workshop
  • Printed a postcard about the group

 

 

20 years and counting

The 18th May was also a significant day for the organisation as it was our 20th birthday, our China Anniversary. To mark the day a group of people from across the organisation had decorated mugs which also formed part of the Portal Exhibition.