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Making Memories: An exhibition with residents from local care homes

Before lockdown at the beginning of the year, the Dragonfly Gallery had the idea that it would be an affirming and positive thing to do in the community to go into some of the local care homes whilst residents were taking part in arts and crafts and chat to them about their creative interests. Perhaps also offering our gallery Coordinator, whose background is in art, to lead some artistic workshops, which would potentially culminate in an exhibition of some of the work produced during these sessions, at the gallery in Watton.

 

Now with the pandemic, (and the gallery shut for the foreseeable future) and the particular difficulties care homes have faced this year, the Gallery believes an exhibition of residents’ artwork would be an even more important and significant undertaking, demonstrating that, whatever stage of life you are in, the desire to be creative is a sustained and important part of human endeavour.

 

Therefore, the Dragonfly Gallery is pleased to be able to present some digital copies of residents' artwork, craft and creative endeavours as part of an online exhibition Making Memories. Verbal responses from some of the residents. whose work is featured in the exhibition, have also been recorded discussing what art means to them and about the work that has been made. These comments will be interspersed with the work throughout the exhibition. We home you enjoy looking at what has been produced.