This year’s Fresh Art@ Exhibition`Out of the Dark’ showcases new artwork to enliven the walls of clinical settings. The Fresh Art@ Project is an innovative partnership project with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), Creativity Works, Bath Museums: Museum of Bath Architecture,The Holburne Museum and The American Museum and Gardens, Bath Mind and local artists.

Everyone involved in this project believes that creativity can make a significant difference to people’s lives by inspiring and supporting them to have fun, be creative, learn new transferable skills, improve health and wellbeing and connect with communities. Working with Creativity Works artists, support workers and volunteers, the Fresh Art@ project has enabled participants to realise their creative potential, increase independence and create routes to volunteering, education and employment. Projects like Fresh Art@ respond to prevention initiatives and create long-term savings in social care and health services whilst supporting people through periods of transition in their lives.

A range of FREE creative wellbeing workshops will be offered at the the Roper Gallery during the exhibition:

Tues 31st May 2-4pm
Printmaking Workshop with Barbara Disney
Simple printing with vintage letterpress blocks and other found materials.
This is a Fresh Art @ Project taster session. No experience needed.
Places limited, please book a place at www.creativityworks.org.uk

Weds 1st June 2-4pm
Creative Mindfulness workshop with Jo Loring-Fisher
Make a mindfulness journal and experiment with drawing as a
mindfulness meditation. No experience needed.
Reserve a place or just drop in on the day.

Monday 6th June 2-4pm
Air drying clay workshop with Lorna Bode from Bath Artists’ Studios.
No experience needed. Reserve a place or just drop in on the day.

Weds 8th June 2 – 4pm. Co|Create Training and Support Programme
Taster Session with Stacey Pottinger from Creativity Works.
Come and find out about this supportive programme to develop your
skills, broaden your opportunities and use your creativity to build a
positive outlook for your life. Contact stacey@creativityworks.org.uk
07736 469671 to reserve a place or just drop in on the day.

The exhibition is running as part of this year’s Fringe Arts Bath.