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Exhibition launch makes a mark on care

We welcomed artists, care home residents, carers and the public to kick off the beginning of the ‘Making a Mark’ exhibition at the Biomedical Research Building, Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing is hosting artwork created by residents of care homes across the North East, as part of the Making a Mark exhibition.

The exhibition, which is part of Equal Arts’ HenPower Project, is the result of a project which gave residents the opportunity to not only engage with the practice of art, but it also encouraged communication; allowing them to engage with new people and with each other.

The exhibition, which includes paintings on paper and canvas, drawings, textiles, collage, multi-media, mosaic, poetry and creative storytelling, is a visual display of the artists’ new connections, the past, and with each other.

To launch the opening of the exhibition, the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing invited care home residents, artist volunteers, carers, University staff, the press and some members of the public to come together and celebrate the work that will be on display from 12th October until 16th December 2016.

Taking over the Pavilion café space in the Biomedical Research Building, guests appreciated the artwork, got to know one another and even took part in new artistic activities to showcase the processes which led to the collection of the fantastic work on display this Autumn/Winter at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality. 

The exhibition will be on show until Friday 16th December, available 9-4pm weekdays.

published on: 12 October 2016