Our ladies and gents on Memory Lane have been working with a local art therapist, producing some amazing work which we were lucky enough to have exhibited at Warrington Museum.
The project used both visual and tactile sensory objects to spark memories. The backgrounds were made first using printing and collage, each working on a different piece each week. The following week someone else would work on a piece that another person had started.This collaboration is what gives the work a wonderful sense of unity. Everybody contributed to each piece and this project gave every resident the opportunity to work as a group while expressing themselves creatively.
At the end of the project, we decided to call the exhibition ‘Touching Senses’, as over the months, we saw how the process of this project literally touched so many senses for the residents, both emotionally and physically.