Exhibition displays artistic talents

Group members are pictured with Jude Gove (front left) and Catherine Sloan (front right).
Group members are pictured with Jude Gove (front left) and Catherine Sloan (front right).

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

Family, friends and staff had the opportunity to see unique and bold prints, created using table top screen printing technique and mono printing, in the exhibition at the Forfar Guide Hall.

The programme was delivered by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) with support from Creative Scotland and NHS Tayside.

Lead artist Jude Gove has been working with the group over the past two months, with support from volunteer artist Catherine Sloan, encouraging each participant to produce a collection of works.

Karine Neill, THAT project development officer, 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 promotes the therapeutic value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, to promote social inclusion and to empower the individual to make an important contribution to their health and well-being. Further information is available from Karine Neill on 01382 835509 or e-mail kneill@nhs.net