The Recovery exhibition is a selection of artwork and text which has been created by people who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. They work out of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership drug and alcohol recovery services based at Erewash house in Ilkeston in partnership with Wash Arts CIC Horti-Culture Project.
The exhibition will include a variety of different mediums and techniques and will include: handmade prints, collage, mixed media, paintings, text art and films.
Professional artists Diana Shepherd and Cathy Terzza who run the art sessions having been working with the participants since the beginning of October 2017 to create this exhibition. They say:
“We see creative expression as a naturally therapeutic and positive distraction from the challenges of day to day life. People who use the Recovery Services are invited to join the weekly sessions which offer a variety of creative activities and cater to all levels of ability. The social aspect of the group is very important to us, participants are able to take part or simply enjoy the company and support of others.
We wish to promote the use of everyday creativity as a tool for mental wellbeing, positive activity and personal expression.”
Horti-Culture, now in its third year is a programme of activities directed to supporting individuals from the Borough of Erewash recovering from alcohol, drugs and substance misuse. The projects work with individuals in a collaborative relationship with professional artists, writers, makers and gardeners. It is all about sharing their creative products with the local community through exhibitions and newsletters and also sharing their allotment harvests. All the sessions are FREE and if you do not want to join in the activities just come along and have a chat and a hot drink!
For further information about the Horti-Culture project or Wash Arts CIC please contact:
Horti- Culture is funded by Derbyshire County Council and is supported by Arena Community Church, Derbyshire Recovery Partnership, Derventio Housing Trust and Erewash Borough Council.
Erewash Museum opening times
Erewash Museum, High St, Ilkeston DE7 5JA
Phone: 0115 907 1141
Tuesday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm