Art display in Monifieth

Members of the CHSS group with lead artist Shona Barr (standing far left) and Chris Kelly, Project Coordinator, Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (standing far right).
Members of the CHSS group with lead artist Shona Barr (standing far left) and Chris Kelly, Project Coordinator, Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (standing far right).

The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) Dundee Stroke Group held a display and celebration of their art work in Monifieth.

The event at Monifieth Community Cabin was the finale of a programme run by ST/ART, an arts project for Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury participants across Tayside.

ST/ART is run by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) in association with NHS Tayside. The painting programme was led by artist Shona Barr to encourage the group’s creativity and to develop individual talents and interests. This is one of a diverse range of art programmes for people with long term conditions currently being delivered by THAT, which promotes creative engagement to enhance participant’s health and wellbeing. CHSS coordinator Darlene Drummond and a team of volunteers also supported the programme. Participants produced a wide range of work on a visual theme of coast, water and beach using different painting and printing techniques.

Shona said: “Working with this group has been wonderful as they have been so engaged and interested. We have managed to try quite a few different techniques which they have enjoyed.”

Chris Kelly, THAT project coordinator, said, “The group has really progressed during the programme and they have created a range of inspiring works.”

Darlene Drummond the CHSS, Dundee area coordinator said: “We have been very fortunate to be supported by the ST/ART Project and, as in previous years, we have had a great programme that the group has really enjoyed.”