We were so pleased to hear recently from Ripon House approved premises (for women leaving long term custody) that the canvas from our pilot project with them won a silver Koestler trust award. In addition 3 residents were awarded certificates and cheques for their poetry.
One of the artists on the project, Milena Dragic, said ‘this is a group painting produced at the very first session in Ripon House. It is indicative of what is possible when we work together, rather than as isolated individuals. Although a few women were reluctant to draw and paint at first, the colours and shapes drew them in, literally relaxing them into creativity. By the end of the session everybody was astonished by the result! ‘