Have you noticed the artwork in The People First Keighley And Craven office?
If you haven’t seen it yet we thought we would highlight a few pieces to show you what visual treats await you in our office.
Firstly in our meeting room we have several small prints by artist and friend of the organisation Katie Abey. Her unique style and positive messages fit perfectly in our chill out space. We call it the Katie Abey wall of art!
Next we have these beautiful prints created by Poppy Chancillor that were part of our Gallery Wall within the Dying Matters event. Poppy has worked with PFKC on our podcast and in the creation of a logo. Poppy uses her art to reach people to discuss the topics of grief, death and dying in an accessible and positive manner.
Next we have these beautiful glass blown ornaments made by Nao Yamamoto who is best known from the series 2 of Netflix’s Blown Away. She is another artist who uses her art to connect with people and spread joy and kindness. Her iconic tree decorating challenge on Blown Away Christmas Edition had lots of positive words as the ornaments and a pop art mouth as the tree topper. Our kind ornaments look like they have come straight off the Christmas Tree on that set. We are so grateful to Nao who has gifted the office with some other rainbow glass ornaments that we look forward to display in the office.
We really believe in promoting advocacy through art and we often have creative sessions to enable our members to use different mediums to communicate. Jess Kidd did a wonderful art day with us and if you want to learn more about her work why not listen to her podcast here about how she encorporates CBT into her art practices.
Lastly we are looking forward to a trip to Leeds Industrial Museum on October 6th to interview Gill Crawshaw to see the exhibition that she has curated entitled Any Work That Wanted Doing. It explores the role of disabled workers in history particularly in the textile industry. It highlights disabled voices past and present and we can’t wait to see it in person.