Elaine Fox

 

Elaine is an artist based in the Wigan area who is a qualified lecturer in Art and Design and who has a Masters Degree in Contemporary Fine Art. She has worked in all areas of community based arts and creative education since 2003 and has worked with many sectors of health and wellbeing over this time. 

Elaine started a community organisation in the Wigan and surrounding boroughs in February 2014 called ‘Art in the Community’  www.artinthecommunity.co.uk and works in many health and social care settings from dementia, recovery, carers, physical and learning difficulties. Her main focus is helping others to enjoy the freedom of creative expression, wellbeing and relaxation and this has become inspirational in her own creative development.

Her own artwork is based around natural environments and involves many forms of making from found objects, photography, site specific work, installation and traditional art materials, a sense of ambiguity, spontaneity and freedom are apparent in her work. The relevance of her own arts practice as a wellbeing process helps her to inspire and engage participants in the relevance of art as a means of distraction and inspiring activity.

 

02 March 2017
FILMS for Wellbeing
FILMS for Wellbeing

CHeck our latest film productions 'work in progress"...

Art for Wellbeing Studio, Dandelion Create
Art for Wellbeing Studio, Dandelion Create
Our Art for Wellbeing studio and delivery space in Rochdale, Dandelion Create, is an inspiring relaxed and creative space. All CRESS sessions are held at the venue. We utilise a main workshop space, smaller mezzanine floor delivery space, textiles area and display window to exhibit participants work. We also have a 1:1 room where we hold Emotional Support Worker sessions and Wellbeing Check Ins. Art & Soul
Art & Soul
Art & Soul is an Art and Support group, based in Heywood. Members are adults who have experienced mental health issues who live or work in the Rochdale Borough. Cartwheel Arts, Art for Wellbeing programme supports Art & Soul and provides project and exhibition management to the group. Art & Soul are participant- led and the Heywood Next Steps offer within CRESS IMPACT: Led by You (2016)
IMPACT: Led by You (2016)
IMPACT: Led by You, focused on participant led approaches to support and enhance mental wellbeing through creative projects. Held at Chancellors Hotel, University of Manchester for this event we partnered with Arc (Arts for Recovery Stockport) and launched our 100 Moments, pledges campaign. IMPACT: Generate and Demonstrate (2015)
IMPACT: Generate and Demonstrate (2015)
IMPACT: Generate and Demonstrate was Cartwheel Arts first Art for Wellbeing conference and was held at Birley Buildings, Manchester Metropolitan University. We designed and delivered the conference with partner organisations Verd de Gris and Venture Arts. Artful
Artful
Art for Wellbeing, Art and Support group Artful is a participant led group we support in Rochdale. Artful is our Rochdale provision of 'Next Steps' work, part of CRESS (Creative Referral Engagement and Support Service) Artful have exhibted at Touchstones Rochdale and Chapter One Books, Manchester and also support Art for Wellbeing Open Days. CRESS
CRESS
Creative Referral Engagement and Support Service, CRESS, funded by HMR Heywood Middleton and Rochdale CCG, provides a pathway service for Art for Wellbeing in Rochdale. A combination of taster sessions, Enter Art courses and Next Steps groups, the service allows for varying levels of engagement and supports wellbeing progression. Art & Soul Exhibition.
Art & Soul Exhibition.
Art & Soul, exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale, June-August 2016 Call to Action
Call to Action
21st March, Peoples History Museum, Manchester Cartwheel Arts curated Call to Action, a showcase and action building event that highlighted, and built momentum of social movement research and activity happening across Greater Manchester.

Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects. We use a wide range of media to respond to project opportunities and promote the development of the arts and examples of good practice across the North West.

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