A display of artwork produced by people in Tayside with long term conditions has gone on display at Dundee Contemporary Arts.
Colourful silkscreen prints, dramatic etchings and mono, lino cut and dry point prints were created by participants on the ST/ART Printmaking Summer School, part of a large number of programmes run by Tayside Health Arts Trust (THAT) for people with long term conditions.
The project, which is supported by NHS Tayside, shows that creative engagement through the arts is of significant benefit to the health and wellbeing of those recovering from, or living with, long term conditions. THAT delivers programmes in hospitals and in the community and this is the eighth year that the summer school programme has been delivered in partnership with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA).
This year’s programme provided four one-day introductory sessions and two three-day summer schools, with a total of 36 participants from as far afield as Pitlochry and Brechin coming together to share in the opportunity to be creative. Participants had a variety of conditions from stroke and acquired brain injury to Parkinson’s, early stage dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The printmaking display is open to the public and will be on view until Monday, September 3. It features more than 30 framed printmaking artworks created by participants from this year’s summer schools.
THAT’s partnership with DCA Community & Education programme and the Dundee Print Studio continues to develop with plans for additional short programmes in October and March now in place.