Spectrum People, led by Dawn and Adrian - Art in Recovery
29/09/2021 - 29/09/2021
Opening hours 5 - 9pm
This September Artwalk, Spectrum People, Dawn Bland and Adrian Atkinson will be displaying a selection of art works created during a series of Art Groups which they have run throughout Summer 2021 at The Art House.
A celebration exhibition of the work participants have created in response to their recovery journeys overcoming barriers from a range of issues including childhood trauma, on-going mental health difficulties, addiction, social isolation and more.
The inspiration for this group came from Dawn Bland, one of Spectrum People's beneficiaries, who works tirelessly within the local community to raise awareness of mental health difficulties and offer support through her own lived experiences. Through the campaigning she has done over the last year with Spectrum People she has played an instrumental role in devising and setting up Safe Space Wakefield, supporting those facing poor mental health and reducing isolation and help with recovery.
Dawn and Adrian will also be displaying some of their own personal artworks and Dawn’s poetry books will also be in the space. All books are for sale and the money raised goes back into the community to support others.
Delivered by Spectrum People, supported by Artwalk Wakefield.
Fiona Grady is a site-responsive artist. Her colourful geometric artworks are architectural interventions that transform the physical spaces they are situated within. Her new piece ‘Meeting Points’, commissioned by Artwalk Wakefield, is composed from translucent coloured vinyls and will be installed onto the skylight windows of Wakefield’s Ridings Shopping Centre.
A Walk in Wakefield is a new permanent mural in The Ridings Shopping Centre, created by artist Beth Morgan, inspired by the natural landscapes around Wakefield. Commissioned by Artwalk Wakefield.
Mohammad Barrangi is a UK-based illustrator, printmaker and athlete originally from Iran. Barrangi’s work combines Persian calligraphy, storytelling, text, and touches of humour. The inspiration for this mural, On The Path To Happiness, comes from Barrangi’s lived experience of immigration and the welcome he received in Wakefield from organisations such as Wakefield Cathedral and The Art House.