Volunteers and staff at our emporium on Cold Bath Road in Harrogate are busy creating 25 unique pieces of art from recycled materials to sell in aid of Saint Michael’s from April 17.
The project, led by volunteer Mel Lisney and shop manager, Matthew Hall has brought the team and local community together in workshops and individual coaching to make superb pieces out of donated items.
Mel, who is completing her Masters in Creative Practice at Harrogate College, invited her fellow volunteers to get involved with rewarding opportunities for individuals of all skills and ability levels.
Mel said: “The project is a fantastic chance to collaborate while also repurposing items which aren’t suitable to be sold in store. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s artwork on display.”
Shop Manager, Matt Hall said: “Producing our artwork together has been really exciting. We really want to show how preloved can be re-loved, transforming recycled materials into something fantastic. Even my art is going into the display!”
The artists have been taking inspiration from nature with floral collages. Once unveiled in the shop window on April 17, customers will be able to affordably purchase the art, with proceeds helping Saint Michael’s to provide our vital care in the local community.
Here’s a sneak preview of some of the artwork which will be on display:
We’ll be sharing more pictures and words from our team once the exhibit is complete next week.
Find out more about volunteering with us at https://saintmichaelshospice.org/support-our-work/volunteer and more about our shops at https://saintmichaelshospice.org/shop/