Art & Soul (registered charity 1173268), has used creative activity to enhance the emotional and mental health of people living in South West London for over 20 years. Our classes are led by HCPC registered Art Therapists whose expertise and skill ensure wellbeing and creativity are equally prioritised.

Art & Soul’s growing programme of events includes weekly arts workshops, outreach and taster sessions and exhibitions. The latest addition to the mix is our new studio programme where participants can develop their creative practice within a safe and supportive studio environment.

New participants can self-refer, find us via NHS referring partners or learn more about Art & Soul by attending our outreach sessions.

For more information on any of our programmes please email info@artandsoul.org.uk

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Upcoming events: Outreach workshop: 

Tuesday 17 September, 10:00 -1:00 at the Exchange Arts Centre, 75 London Road, Twickenham (directly across from Twickenham station)

Art & Soul outreach projects are designed for individuals experiencing or recovering from mental wellbeing challenges and/or seeking to enhance their mental health. These sessions are often the first point of contact for individuals wishing to progress to Art & Soul’s weekly workshops. Outreach projects are designed to maximise experiences of creative success and provide a tangible introduction to the wellbeing benefits of creative activity. As the workshop process encourages participants to make their own creative discoveries, no artistic skills or experiences are required.

Outreach workshops are led in partnership with Collective Arts and delivered by Julia Ruppert, an HCPC registered Art Therapist and positive psychology specialist.

Grant-funded jointly by Richmong Parish Lands Charity, Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and Richmond Civid Pride.

All materials provided

Please book on Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arts-for-wellbeing-workshop-tickets-69279766647?aff=erelexpmlt or email Julia on info@collective-arts.org.

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TRUSTEES:

Are you interested in supporting Art & Soul as a Trustee?

Please download the recruitment pack.

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Art House Exhibition

Friday, June 28th  6:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 -6:00:

Join us at the Richmond Library Annex for Art House where Art & Soul members will be showcasing and selling original artwork, prints and cards.

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/17221/richmond_art_house_open_studios_brochure.pdf

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2018  Exhibitions: 

Celebrating Art & Soul’s 20th Anniversary, Kaleidoscope ran at comes to the Stables, Orleans House Gallery, from 12th April to 1 July 2018.

The exhibition included a diverse range of work from individuals, groups and centres using creative activity to support mental health and wellbeing and a kinesthetic retrospective of Art & Soul’s roots and 20-year history by Collective Arts.

Many thanks to the supporters and volunteers who made this exhibition possible.

Kaleidoscope, 2018

2017 Exhibitions

Our Colour Outside the Lines exhibition enjoyed a residency at The Old Town Hall in Richmond while a “pop-up” exhibition toured a range of libraries in Richmond borough. This pop-up exhibition is currently on display at the Exchange Arts Centre.

2016 Exhibitions:

Held at The Stables, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, our 2016 exhibition Flow of Life,  attracted over 3700 visitors. The event included a short film directed by group member and Art & Soul Co-chair, Liz Sokoski. This film was shown at the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference in Bristol in the  spring of 2017.

Plans for Kalediscope, our 20th-anniversary exhibition are now underway.

Funding:

Over the past year, Art & Soul has been generously supported by The Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity,  The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Community Learning and  NHS Healthwatch. Previous support has come from National funding bodies including  Time to Change and  Awards for All.