Stroke pa­tients’ print­mak­ing and crafts on show

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BOLD print­mak­ing and craft­work cre­ated by stroke in­pa­tients has gone on dis­play at the Stroke Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Unit at Stra­cathro Hos­pi­tal.

The work was cre­ated as part of the an­nual ST/ART art pro­gramme, an en­gage­ment project for stroke par­tic­i­pants that is de­liv­ered across Tay­side.

The project is op­er­ated by Tay­side Health­care Arts Trust (THAT) in as­so­ci­a­tion with NHS Tay­side.

Artist Jude Gove has been work­ing with in­pa­tients at the Stroke Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Unit over the past four months, tai­lor­ing the process to suit the par­tic­i­pants us­ing a va­ri­ety of print­mak­ing and crafts tech­niques, in­clud­ing mono and linocut print­mak­ing, screen­print­ing and tex­tile prod­ucts.

Par­tic­i­pants in the pro­gramme re­ceived one-to-one ses­sions and also had the op­por­tu­nity to join in week­end group ses­sions which al­low par­tic­i­pants to work to­gether in a friendly, so­cial at­mos­phere.

A wide range of the work pro­duced by the group is on dis­play, in­clud­ing prints, bags, cush­ions and lamp­shades.

Chris Kelly, the ST/ART project co-or­di­na­tor, said: “It is al­ways fas­ci­nat­ing to see a new group of par­tic­i­pants ex­plore dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als and pro­cesses.”

He added: “The work is al­ways highly in­di­vid­ual and they dis­cover that be­ing cre­ative con­trib­utes to their re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and is good for their health and well­be­ing.”

Artists Kirsty Bax­ter, Jude Grove and pa­tients

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