2016 – 2017

Projects recently ended in the current working year:

Arts & Mind

This project was about having a non-clinical environment using art as a means of helping young people with Autism and Aspergers to maintain well-being. We created a safe and nurturing environment which promotes positive mental health and recovery. Experienced artists delivered workshops to encourage the participants to express themselves and build self-esteem as well as strengthening social bonds by bringing together people with shared experiences of mental health issues in a fun and creative environment.

Recycle Upcycle

RIG led upcycling workshops focusing on the creative reuse of domestic items and clothes to create not only practical but stylish pieces. Workshops were in local schools as well as in our Broomhill Art Flat; teaching families valuable but largely forgotten household skills such as sewing, clothes repairs, knitting etc using collected materials which have been diverted from landfill to create practical items, like household soft furnishings, clothes and toys. We also led workshops in upcycling furniture, household goods and used textiles to help participants to save money, improve their homes and learn new skills whilst simultaneously reducing the amount of clothing and furniture sent to landfill.

Scotrail/Riverside Inverclyde Mural

To celebrate the rich heritage of Port Glasgow we researched (along with St John’s primary pupils), designed and painted 14 murals that represent the town. The murals are hung in entrance walkway of Port Glasgow train station.