In the Gallery section, images for the following projects

 

TOUCH A FLOWER, TALK TO ME

'I took several patients down to the display, to my surprise even those who I imagined wouldn’t necessarily find it engaging, did. It was an incredible display of textures, sounds and colours and I was inspired by it' – Activities co-ordinator, ward E8

MAINDEE STORIES

'It was a real thrill to show women from many different cultures, who had not sewn at all or not for a long time a few basic embroidery stitches and to see their enjoyment in creating their own pieces of work. The process of making the hanging was organic and true to the people who took part' – Sandra Fowler

'The process of the project has been great, with skills workshops and plenty of creative input from the participants.  Marion has had a clear vision of what she wants but at the same time has been willing to accept lots of ideas.  That must be difficult for an artist: I really admire the way she has controlled the project with such light hand and we can all be very proud of the finished article' – Susan Lewis

THEN AND NOW

'I was very pleased with the interaction between Refugees and artists... I thought it was wonderful that this group was given the opportunity to be part of the creative process.

I think the secret was with the artists' way of making them feel welcome. It was complete acceptance, no matter what English they had' – Danilo Padhila – Community Development Officer, Newport City Council

LOST CONNECTIONS

'I'm utterly impressed and overwhelmed by these images and the movement from slightly concerning to apocalyptic and sinister. Very, impressive'. – Adrian Masters, Political Editor at ITV Cymru Wales.