Love Norfolk Fund.
November 01, 2017
We began this year-long art and wellbeing project for women with mental health issues project in November 2017, supported by Norfolk Community Foundation’s Love Norfolk fund. We ran these three-hour, weekly sessions, alongside one of our wonderful volunteers. Activities included creative journal making, drawing, painting, printmaking, and textiles based on the NEF (the New Economics Foundation)*, Five Ways to Well-being, which are;
Keep Learning – we’re always learning about new art techniques and artists.
Give – we give each other support, help and an open ear.
Be Active – we encourage each other to get out to see exhibitions and go for walks.
Take Notice – we use the world around us for inspiration.
Connect – we connect with each other.
The group learned lots of new painting and printing techniques, experimented with applique and collage to make decorative pages for their journals.
They looked at artists such as Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama & Minnie Evans and found out about Outsider Art, Folk Art and Aboriginal Art. We visited the Victoria Miro gallery in London to see Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition, ‘The Moving Moment When I Went To The Universe’ and experienced her Infinity Mirrored room, which was mesmerising! www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/528/