Welsh Arts Festival
With Hallmark Care Homes
Penarth Pier Pavilion are delighted to host an exhibition created by the residents and team at Hallmark Care Homes with artist in residence Charlotte Jones. With elderly residents taking part in a number of projects including mosaic, card making, watercolours, ceramics, and silk and glass painting the exhibition contains a wealth of artforms and pieces each reflecting the memories of each resident.
The pieces shared with us through the exhibition were created by residents inspired by their backgrounds, highlighting a variety of occupations and hobbies as well as relationships past present and future. Using art to explore themes of aging and memories, this is a fascinating story of lives well lived, tales of their present and aspirations for their future.
Hallmark Care Homes artist in residence Charlotte Jones brings over 15 years of experience since graduating from Exeter University. She has been helping develop new concepts of art with residents for the past four years, which have resulted in the exhibition on display. The concept of trying different art forms through workshops has provided residents with hours of enjoyment, new experiences and a chance to express themselves and their rich memories through different techniques.
Hallmark Care Homes believe in supporting their residents to live an active and fulfilled life through helping them to keep doing the things they have always loved. Penarth Pier Pavilion are enjoying hearing their stories and are looking forward to sharing the work created through this project throughout March.