This exhibition celebrates a range of artworks produced by people across the Wakefield region for the Re-Emerge programme. Re-Emerge has been running since late 2021 providing opportunities for people to meet others, share experiences, and engage in creative activity for wellbeing. The project has focused on supporting those who have particularly struggled during the pandemic, giving them ways to gently re-engage with society and explore creativity in a supportive and healthy setting.
Re-Emerge has been varied to meet the needs of different communities and participants. It includes art therapy, drop-in crafts, creative journaling, printmaking, ceramics, photography, embroidery, collage, drawing, and painting.
This exhibition showcases art from different parts of the project, as well as sharing feedback from participants which we hope clearly demonstrates the mental health and well-being benefits of attending.
The Re-Emerge programme is funded until the Autumn 2023. It is led by The Art House in collaboration with Spectrum People and their service users as well as a wide range of local organisations, charities and community groups.