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Wired and wonderful exhibit

Mental health patients have created sculptures as part of their treatment after NHS Trust teamed up with Faceless arts group at the Yorkshire sculpture park.
Janette Robinson (head of learning at YSP)
Helen Thomas and Tony Wade (faceless)

Mental health patients have created sculptures as part of their treatment after NHS Trust teamed up with Faceless arts group at the Yorkshire sculpture park. Janette Robinson (head of learning at YSP) Helen Thomas and Tony Wade (faceless)

Almost 300 wired and wonderful sculptures depicting what makes their creators happy went on show last week.

Wire masterpieces produced as part of Faceless Arts’ Wired for Wellbeing project, formed part of a special exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture park.

Funded by Wakefield Council’s Creative Partners Fund and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Creative Minds Fund, the project for people of all ages invited participants to explore what makes them happy through sculptures made from brightly-coloured, highly-polished aluminium wire.

In the run up to the event, the sculptures had been on display at a variety of venues around the district including The Hepworth Wakefield and a pop-up gallery at South Elmsall Market.

Bev Adams, artistic director of Faceless Arts said: “We are delighted to be working with Yorkshire Sculpture Park to culminate the project with this exceptional exhibition of community-made sculpture. It is the only venue where all 290 sculptures have been displayed in one space, giving a unique opportunity for project participants and a wider audience to see their work in its larger context.”

Further showings of the artworks are planned for libraries in Featherstone and Airedale.

 

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