How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing

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The Artists featured in this section share a collected interest in arts for health. From Urban Regeneration projects, working with hospital patients directly and working closely with a range of ages – these Artists demonstrate a focus on facilitating personal well-being through cultural endeavours.

Sally Gilford

Specialising in printed textiles, Sally creates bold, vibrant designs inspired by humans and nature.  She is interested in using textiles to communicate and tell stories in unexpected ways. Currently working with researchers from the…

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Kate Whitehead

Kate’s work is a protest against the way textiles are consumed in western society. Kate is rebelling against a world in which clothes are produced and thrown away without thought to the consequences; where…

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Kate Whitehead

Michelle Ayavoro

Michelle is a highly motivated and passionate development manager and textile designer with over 8 years of experience managing arts projects and producing innovative designs.  She is an eclectic mix of handmade techniques and…

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Michelle Ayavoro

Julia Davis-Nosko

Julia Davis-Nosko uses ceramic forms, textiles and words to create powerful synergies questioning how we form narratives. Writing to John Newling: “ I’ve just come back from Routsi in Greece working with the village…

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Alan Birch

Alan Birch is based Prospect Studios in Waterfoot, Lancashire. Alan works predominantly in print but also works with other media including drawing, metal and digital images. He frequently makes humorous comments and observations often…

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Alan Birch