Dom Chambers from Somer Valley FM, our local radio station, attended the Fresh Art@ Private view on Friday 24th May and produced a live broadcast during the event. Dom spoke to three of the artists; Charlotte, Nicolette and Anna, about their work and what being a part of the Fresh Art Project has meant to them. Dom also interviewed some of the projects partnership team – Philippa Forsey & Tasha Beesley from Creativity Works and Sarah Parkinson from AWP. The audio is currently on the BBC Radio Sounds App to listen to here: Fresh Art@ Exhibition – from 20.49. [To listen you’ll need to sign in to the BBC website]
If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition this will give you a super insight to the project – and if you check out our Gallery Page – we’ll be sharing images from the exhibition there.
Image: Anna, one of this year’s Fresh Art@ Artists talking to Dom about the inspiration for her artwork.
What is The Fresh Art@ Project?
“The Fresh Art@ project encourages individuals to create art which enables growth in self-confidence, wellbeing and pride and camaraderie as a group.”
Fresh Art@ is an innovative project that harnesses the power of creativity to make a real difference to the lives of people who have been experiencing mental health challenges and social isolation. This project has been created in partnership with Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust and Bath Museums Partnership. During the 5 years this project has been running, it has supported people to explore their creativity both in museum-based settings and on-ward hospital sessions, creating further pathways to creative and cultural activities across Bath and North East Somerset. This year’s exhibition showcases the artwork that was created and inspired by workshops held at the Holburne, No. 1 Royal Crescent and The American Museum between February – April 2019.