The project was a partnership between engage Cymru, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Arts Care – Gofal Celf and West Wales Action for Mental Health, with funding provided by the Arts Council of Wales, Oriel Myrddin Gallery and Arts Care – Gofal Celf.
The project brought together a number of individuals, who at times have experienced mental ill health, to take part in art activities once a week for ten weeks. Some chose to spend half a day, others a full day. They met at an educational workshop space in Oriel Myrddin in Carmarthen and worked with wire to create artworks.
Whilst it was not a preset aim of the project, quite early in its progress it was decided that they would work towards an exhibition. Oriel Myrddin succeeded in negotiating the use of the gallery space at the National Botanic Gardens for Wales for over a month for the exhibition a highly prestigious and often visited gallery.
Oriel Myrddin chose to work with artist Julia Griffiths Jones on this project.
Written on behalf of Engage Cymru by Eirwen Malin
Type: Case study