THAT project holds exhibition of print art

Participants with their work and Jude (left front) and Catherine (right front).

Participants with their work and Jude (left front) and Catherine (right front).

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Prints created by individuals who are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) recently went on display in Angus.

Family, friends and staff had the chance to see unique, bold prints in the exhibition at Forfar Guide Hall.

Participants created prints using table top screen printing technique and mono printing.

The creative art programme was delivered by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) as part of their Long Term Conditions Creative Engagement Project which is supported by Creative Scotland and NHS Tayside.

Lead artist Jude Gove has been working with the group over the past two months encouraging each participant to produce a collection of works. Volunteer artist Catherine Sloan also offered support to the artist and participants over weekly sessions.

Jude said: “This process of working with table top screen printing can be a tricky process however the group really got to grips with the technique and mastered some lovely results.

“They have come a long way from the first introduction to mono print and it has been tremendous to have been able to share these skills with the group and to see them grow in confidence and ability.”

THAT project development officer Karine Neill said: “The participants have been very encouraging of each other and now realise a bit more about the print making process. They have become much more confident in their achievements.”

THAT programmes are designed to encourage people affected by health issues to explore their creativity and recognise their abilities and talents.

For more information on THAT contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509 or email kneill@nhs.net