Showing posts from February, 2019

A Special Exhibition for Art On Your Doorstep

Art On Your Doorstep Exhibition Yet another special event at the Courthouse! Last week we hosted an exhibition at The Courthouse full of work made by participants of our Art On Your Doorstep project. The work on display were pieces made at Art Cafe, one-to-one sessions and creative projects that had been done at home. There was a wide array of work, from delicate hand embroidered miniature rugs and colourful ceramic sculptures, to gorgeous watercolour paintings and heartwarming written narratives. We opened the exhibition with a private view on the morning of Tuesday 12th February to which many attended. A lot of them seemed extremely pleased to have their work up on display! Heather's Portrait of her Grandson (pictured top left) Heather was one of our participants that showed her work and has been attending the Rural Arts Art Cafe since towards the end of last year. She displayed a portrait of her grandson in his early years. Heather said her mai

LGBT History Month

🌈LGBT History Month🌈  at Rural Arts πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ This February it's LGBT History Month; a nationwide annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history. At Rural Arts we decided to host some extra special activities to mark this LGBT Activities day on Wednesday 6th February and James McDermott performing his show Rubber Ring on Friday 8th February. On Wednesday, we tried out lots of creative activities whilst working alongside Ben Metcalf from Prouder Communities Yorkshire, to have an informal discussion about LGBT issues and to invite the participants to talk about their own experiences. We had a selection of activities for everyone to choose from, with the choice of Keith Haring inspired ceramic tiles, paper flower garlands inspired by Frida Khalo and watercoulour LGBT flags overlayed with calligraphy quotes from famous LGBT writers such as Virginia Woolfe and Oscar Wilde. "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."