Open the Window
Friday, 21 November 2014
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Sharing Memories member Margery works on a felt landscape
Open the Window was a textile-based project which included participants from Enfield Down (a secure Unit for people with mental health issues), Artists in Mind (an organisation which supports artists recovering from mental health issues) and teenaged pupils from Lydgate Special School in Holmfirth

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Artist John Holt works on initial ideas with Sharing Memories
The aim was to produce up to 100 individual textile windows which reflected the personal journeys and stories of each participant.  We worked initially with art therapist John Holt (pictured) bringing in objects which were important to us, and using those objects as a starting point for drawings and paintings.  This then led on to work on smaller A4 panels or windows and we took our skills into other settings.  Each participant has created an individual window which will go on exhibition at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield during January 2015. The exhibition will then transfer to the headquarters of the Clinical Commissioning Group.

This project has been generously funded by Arts Council England, Kirklees Council's Arts in the Neighbourhood Programme, and Creative Minds. 

 

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