Residents to unveil works of art
- 29 March 2005 13:48
A group of residents from Aberdeen's Dee View Court have joined forces with
the City Council's Arts Development team to create their own water-inspired
works of art.
They worked together to create special blinds that will screen the centre's
hydrotherapy pool. These will be officially unveiled this afternoon
Sue Ryder Care Aberdeen, known as Dee View Court, is a purpose-built
facility that provides long-term residential care for people with
degenerative neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's
Disease and Huntington's Disease.
The group of adults spent six weeks working with Community Arts Officers
Mandy Clarke and Alison Watson, with support from recreational therapy staff
at Dee View Court.
They used the theme of water as inspiration and the finished artworks
included sand casts, silk paintings, collages, rubbings, wheelchair art,
prints and digital photography.
Each of the creations was scanned and photographed then designed into roller
blinds, which were digitally printed and installed in the hydrotherapy room.
Mandy said: "The project has been a lot of fun for the residents. It has
given them a real sense of achievement and ownership of the hydrotherapy
room and they are rightly very proud of their creations and the final
artwork. They are looking forward to officially unveiling the new blinds
Everyone involved in the Hydro Art project will join the residents for the
The project was part-funded through Friends of Dee View Court and Aberdeen
City Council, including the Common Good Fund.
* Aberdeen City Council's Arts Development team provides a comprehensive
range of arts activities both at its city centre base, WhiteSpace on
Frederick Street, and at outreach venues in the regeneration areas of the
The team works in partnership with outside agencies and Council services,
with the aim of encouraging local community capacity building and personal
development while increasing the opportunity for local people to access the
arts and culture in exciting and innovative ways.
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