In conjunction with the Tate Modern and representing Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, we worked on an exiting project with a talented group of artists who happen to be mental health service users. In May 2010 we held a public art workshop amongst the Poetry and Dream galleries of the Tate Modern. It was a great day and we engaged over 250 people through inviting both children and adults to make their very own surrealist masterpiece to add to our display, which expanded throughout the day!
The workshop was lead by the group of artist/service users who had received training and support from us in order to implement this project. The aim was to promote the therapeutic aspects of the arts to the general public and promote social inclusion. The day enabled all involved to work alongside each other in a creative way, helping to address the issue of marginalisation and separation. It was fun and enjoyable for all.