A brand new addition to the community projects programme is Art Without Walls, an exciting arts-based outreach programme funded by the People's Postcode Lottery. The project means that The Lightbox can bring the resources to local care homes and engage with people who cannot easily get to the gallery and museum themselves.
We strongly believe in the power of the arts to touch the lives of those for whom art can be a welcome relief from the difficulties of the everyday world. The range of beautiful and diverse artworks created from scratch by the residents enables them to feel positive and create without any expectation or pressure.
“Although Fred didn’t paint he did a pencil drawing of a navy ship and took great delight in explaining every detail of the ship and went on to tell us about his time in the army. It promoted a great reminisce and allowed us to learn more about his life.”
“Paul has been so looking forward to this all week and is so keen to support it. And he was pleased he didn’t spend an hour thinking about what to paint before he started.”
We are currently working with Coxhill Manor Care Home and would like to work with many more on the project. For more information please contact: Heather Thomas, Learning & Engagement Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01483 737815.