Outpost is proud to announce the launch of Face to Face, a group exhibition of embroidered textiles and mixed media portraiture by artists from Peter Bedford Housing Association’s Creative Industries Programme.
Visitors are invited to view an exciting array of artwork by students on courses including printmaking, painting and drawing, and contemporary textile techniques at Peter Bedford Housing Association which are taught in partnership with the WEA. The exhibition is an opportunity for students to publicly showcase their creative achievements and gain experience of curating as a team.
Face to Face will be taking place as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week, a festival led by London Arts in Health Forum featuring hundreds of public events for people to learn how the arts and creativity can improve health and wellbeing. It presents performances, sharings, workshops, talks, film screenings and art exhibitions in hospitals and hospices, schools, community centres, arts venues, care homes and more. This year’s festival is structured around the life course in line with the findings of an upcoming Inquiry report on arts and health led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
Director of LAHF, Damian Hebron, says “What we’re finding is that although the arts can be used to respond to specific healthcare needs, for instance using the arts to rehabilitate people who have had a stroke, we’re also seeing tangible health benefits of visiting museums and libraries, singing with a choir, and reading aloud. Before reaching crisis point, the public can engage with their local services to prevent ill-health and improve their quality of life. I hope Creativity and Wellbeing Week will enable people to take an active role in protecting their health and the health of their families, and that relationships strengthen between arts practitioners and healthcare professionals to make full use of what the arts have to offer. Take a look at the festival brochure and discover what’s out there.”
Original artworks will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to support Peter Bedford Housing Association's work with vulnerable adults in North East London.
A textiles workshop facilitated by exhibiting artists will also be taking place in the gallery space on Wednesday 14th June from 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm.
Official Link: http://peterbedford.org.uk/outpostShop%26Gallery