Brook tenants to showcase art

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An art exhibition entitled ‘Hearth and Home’ will open this Thursday, September 18 at 2.00pm at the Causeway Hospital.

The exhibition will showcase work completed by tenants of ‘The Brook’ supported living facility in Coleraine, as part of a 14 week project in partnership with the charity Artscare.

Kathryn Nelson, artist in residence, facilitated workshops every Tuesday with eight participants from The Brook, along with activity co-ordinator Sandra Ramsey. The participants created paintings of objects that are precious to them, using thoughts of a happy family home as their inspiration.

Paintings of vases of flowers, walking sticks, a young pup, a sleek cat and an old pair of boots are just some of the artwork that will be on display at the exhibition. All the participants based their art on personal items they had in their own flats. For some, taking part in the project reawakened a past interest in painting and for others they discovered a new talent.