Opening of Exploring Imagination II Exhibition

Rhyl Library Education Gallery Tuesday 9 December 2014.
Denbighshire’s second project in Rhyl had a fitting end last week, with a celebratory Private View, complete with mince pies. All but one or two of the participants came along, most with their family members, to see their work on display and have a Christmas get-together. 
 
For more information about Dementia and Imagination project, follow the link.

Two members of Rhyl's D&I 2 group, with their wives and artist Sian Hughes, enjoying the Private View of their exhibition.

Two members of Rhyl’s D&I 2 group, with their wives and artist Sian Hughes, enjoying the Private View of their exhibition.

Enjoying Catrin's home-made mince pies and cakes at the private view in the gallery.

Enjoying Catrin’s home-made mince pies and cakes at the private view in the gallery.

Rhyl Library Education Gallery

Rhyl Library Education Gallery

During this project the group visited Rhyl Library Gallery and have worked on a number of processes inspired by the exhibitions there. These were Mai Thomas’ Cabinet of Curiosity and Connection by Cwilt Cymru. 
 
They started with the Cabinet making imprints and casts out of clay and plaster. Then, using the quilts as a starting point, the group explored colour and shapes with textiles before moving on to create sculptures and screen prints. The group was inspired by a talk by Bethan Hughes, one of the artists from the Cwilt Cymru exhibition.
Most of the participants are keen to continue to meet and create together. In January 2015 they will join participants from the first Dementia & Imagination group, who have already formed a Lost in Art (Rhyl) group, where they will continue to explore art processes with artist Lisa Carter.

As for D&I 3, that will move towards the south of the county, to Ruthin, where the new group will commence meeting in Ruthin Craft Centre from early January.

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