The work has been produced by older people at creative workshops run in Southern Housing Group schemes, local libraries and care homes across the Island.
The project has covered topics including Dinosaurs, Pre-history, Romans and the Bawdy Georgians which have gone on to inspire the work produced. All topics have included an introduction by a heritage practitioner to give an overview of the history and included a handling collection of artefacts to help bring history to life.
Artists have used mosaic, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and watercolour to create their pieces and have been supported by artist practitioners to guide them through the new techniques and build their confidence.
The exhibition is being held at the Learning and Resources Centre at Isle of Wight College. The exhibition is open from 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday until 9th August 2018 (report to main reception for parking).
Hannah Griffiths, Project Manager at Independent Arts said:
“I am so proud of the work our artists have produced for this exhibition. Looking at the pieces it is difficult to believe that many of our artists had never picked up clay, a camera or a paintbrush before. The work is such a high standard.”
Time & Tide workshops continue throughout 2018. For more information about getting involved in Time & Tide workshops contact Independent Arts on 01983 822437.