“ E x p r e s s i o n s o f L i f e ”
Monday 25th April – Sunday 8th May 2016
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present Expressions of Life Exhibition, which is a collection of works produced by class participants of Purple House Cancer Support.
The exhibition Expressions of Life includes a variety of mediums. These include paintings, drawings, Ceramics, knitting and crochet.
The nature of the classes involves the exploration of these mediums through the process of creation within a therapeutic environment. It allows people a voice, and to develop their own individual personal growth. The aim is not ultimately to achieve a finished piece but one’s involvement in the process of art making.
These classes came about as a result of the need to foster friendships with like-minded people going through a similar experience and to promote freedom of expressions. The name expressions of Life came about from the reason people participate in the classes. Purple House Support have created a warm and nurturing environment that allow People to explore ways of creativity for relaxation and expression through a non-verbal way.
Purple House Cancer Support is to the forefront in providing a range of professional support services to people of all ages affected by Cancer in Leinster areas. Founded in 1990, Purple House was the first Community based Cancer Support Centre in Ireland and today operates a busy range of support services from Purple House at Aubrey Court, Parnell Road Bray, Co. Wicklow as well as Cancer Support Clinics in Park House, Library Road Dun Laoghaire.
The professional services on offer include counselling, complimentary therapies, bereavement counselling, services for children and young adults including creative arts and one to one support, health awareness programmes, classes in Yoga and Mindfulness www.CheckMeOut.ie health awareness campaigns aimed at 18-30 year olds and more.
Purple House is at the heart of the community and is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations and is not funded by any national organisations or charities.
Opening Reception: Thursday 28th April 7-9 pm
Gallery Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am -1pm/2pm – 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10am – 5pm