Unleashing Creativity

Up to 100 Ribble Valley artists have unleashed their creativity over the past few months producing work as part of a themed community project

In what has turned out to be an uplifting project with a feel-good factor, artists throughout the region have been producing artwork and words in response to themes set by Ribble Valley Borough Council’s arts development team.

The mini-masterpieces from the Isolation Art project have been posted on the council’s arts development Facebook page and are to be exhibited at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, at some point in the future.

Katherine Rodgers, the council’s arts development officer, said: “We believe creativity can unite people and support their mental health.”

“And we wanted to shine a light on the fabulous artistic talent in our borough, as well as encourage beginners to try their hand at something new.”

“We have received nearly 100 submissions, including paintings, photography, poetry and print, and have been astounded by the quality, depth and breadth of work.”

Isolation Art was the idea of Sabden artist Dorothy Moore, who added: “I only started painting several years ago and as soon as I get a brush in my hand I feel uplifted”

“I find painting very comforting and thought it might do the same for others.”

“I would encourage people to try their hand at art, because like me, they might be surprised at what they can achieve.”

Pictured left to right are works by Dorothy Moore, Frankie Freeman, Robert Sudall and Ada Hydes




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