Stroke patients’ printmaking and crafts on show
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