An exhibition of work by participants of OutPost Arts’ Art Journal Project 2023 at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.
Art Journal Project is a key strand of OutPost Arts’ community-based DG Creative Wellbeing programme. OutPost Arts has developed the project with D&G Carers Centre, CAHMS, D&G College, Langholm Academy, and partner arts organisation For Enjoyment CIC, ensuring that participants are safeguarded and supported.
45 people aged 11+ from across D&G received a curated box of materials, and over 16 weeks worked with a range of artists and makers via in-person and remote workshops and creative research trips – exploring a wide range of visual arts practises and processes including printmaking, clay, animation, illustration, mark-making, colour theory, zine-making and creative writing. The project’s activities are designed to enhance wellbeing via creative expression, mindful practise, positive distraction, and the development of self-management tools.
Keep Turning the Page exhibition allows OPA’s Art Journallers to showcase their work and share their personal journeys with a wide audience, amplifying their voices and underlining the important relationship between creativity and mental health.
Art Journal Project is supported by Dumfries & Galloway NHS Endowment Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund, Holywood Trust and Robertson Trust.
The exhibition can be viewed by visitors at the atrium and outpatient department corridor exhibition space at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.